Lawyer Accused of Improper Contact with Client Created by kblakeslee on 2/25/2013 4:00:55 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ A northern Indiana lawyer who's also a part-time judge faces disciplinary charges on accusations she had an inappropriate relationship with a client while she was his public defender.
The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications on Monday accused Logansport attorney Lisa Traylor-Wolff with engaging in ``sexual relations'' with a client, violating the rules of professional conduct of an attorney and of violating the code of judicial conduct.
Traylor-Wolff declined to comment on the charges. She's a 1982 graduate of Ball State University.
The charges allege she kissed her client three times at the Miami Correctional Facility and correctional officers there saw them ``engaged in excessive fondling over the clothing.''
Traylor-Wolff has 20 days to respond. The Indiana Supreme Court will then appoint three masters to conduct a public hearing.