A lawyer who has no formal education or training in law is at risk of being accused of fraud, according to a new study by The Associated Press and the New York Times.
The study says lawyers who don’t have any formal education, such as lawyers in law schools, could be subject to false statements, including that they don’t know how to read legal documents, and false statements about how much they can earn.
They could also be accused of using a fake law license.
The AP/Times examined more than 2,000 cases involving at least two dozen lawyers in more than 200 states, looking at whether they’d made false statements to law enforcement.
A lawyer would be guilty of perjury if they lied about something, such it being that they did not know how much money they could earn from a particular case.
The attorney would be in violation of the false statements law if they misrepresented the nature of the case.
Law enforcement authorities have long used the law to try to stop people from using fraudulent law licenses.
But they also have a tool in place that allows them to take action against those they believe are trying to commit fraud, and it has been criticized as too broad.
This new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, is the first to examine the effect of having no formal law education on a lawyer’s ability to commit a crime.
The lawyers surveyed were all practicing law in New England, and they were in the same geographic region as the crime victims and the crimes.
They included attorneys from several states, including New York, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as lawyers from other cities, such the city of Miami.
The analysis included only cases in which the defendants were charged with a crime and prosecutors decided to bring criminal charges against the lawyer, rather than bringing criminal charges themselves.
The report found that lawyers who had no formal schooling could be found guilty of false statements under the false statement law in one-fifth of the cases, and a third of the criminal cases.
But a lawyer could be guilty in more of the other cases, the report said.
For example, lawyers who didn’t have law degrees were found to be guilty twice as often as lawyers who were professionals in law school, the study said.
It found that if the accused lawyer was not a law school graduate or a professional, he or she could be charged with false statements in four out of seven cases.
The Associated Statesman/Journal Sentinel/Associated Press reviewed thousands of court records from more than 1,200 cases in more then 200 states to find out how often the false accusations were made.
The attorneys surveyed had criminal backgrounds, but they didn’t hold any special training in the area.
Lawyers in their 20s and 30s, lawyers in their 40s and 50s, and lawyers in between all were interviewed in a way similar to the way the AP analyzed the cases.
All but a handful of the lawyers were charged for a crime, including rape and aggravated assault, and only one of them was convicted.
The authors say that the law is being used unfairly.
“It is a terrible thing that some lawyers are being charged for criminal acts, and that’s a very serious charge, even though no criminal charges are ever brought,” said Jennifer J. Dittmar, a criminal defense attorney in New York who is the lead author of the study.
“I think the real concern is that there is no oversight of who’s committing these crimes.”
Dittamp said her clients often feel as though they’re being falsely accused.
“A lot of people feel that if you are a lawyer you are protected from criminal charges, because you are so smart and you are such a good lawyer,” she said.
“That is not the case.”
The study also found that people who work in the law enforcement community could be victims of false allegations.
The law, it said, “has been used as a tool to prosecute lawyers who engage in conduct that does not rise to the level of a criminal offense.”
The AP found that some people were falsely accused of sexual misconduct, even when the crimes involved little to no contact with victims or the victim did not report them.
The most common false accusation made in the study involved sexual misconduct involving a former lawyer, said study author Dr. James K. Schafer, a professor of law at Harvard Law School.
“There are some people who will say that I was lying, and others who say that it’s not really true.
Some people will say it was just a casual flirting,” Schafer said.
He said people were also falsely accused for crimes they didn