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Lawyer Disbarred in New Zealand Gets Same Treatment in Oregon

Nov. 20, 2020, 9:59 PM

An attorney who lost his law license in New Zealand for violating several ethics rules there was also disbarred in Oregon for the same conduct.

The en banc Oregon Supreme Court agreed with its disciplinary board that Christopher K. Skagen should be disbarred, and that there was no evidence this action “would result in grave injustice or be offensive to public policy,” the court said Thursday.

Skagen has a “significant” disciplinary history in the U.S., where he was licensed in 1991, the court said. He was suspended for one year in 2006, and for 18 months in 2008, both times...

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