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Court Weighs F. Lee Bailey's Bid to Practice Law in Maine

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Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 02:28 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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An appeal that seeks to deny famed attorney F. Lee Bailey’s application to practice law in Maine will be heard Tuesday in the State's Supreme Judicial Court, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Last year, a judge on the panel ruled that Bailey could regain the right to practice but still owed taxes of nearly $2 million.

The full court will now weigh arguments on an appeal by the Maine Board of Bar Examiners that would block Bailey’s bid to hang a shingle in Maine.

Bailey, whose clients have included O.J. Simpson, Patty Hearst, Sam Sheppard and "Boston Strangler" Albert DeSalvo, was disbarred in Florida in 2001 and Massachusetts in 2003 for his alleged mishandling of a client's stock.

He later passed the Maine state bar exam but in 2012 the Board of Bar Examiners denied his admission, saying it was not convinced he had "the requisite good character and fitness necessary" to practice.

Last year, Bailey, now a Maine resident, told the Press Herald, “I was pretty disappointed about the practice of law until I got up here. All these lawyers are all honest people and practice without any dirty tricks."

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