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Lawyers Shrug Off DOJ Environment Chief’s Bar License Lapse

Jan. 27, 2020, 8:54 PM

The Justice Department’s top environmental lawyer probably won’t face fallout for inadvertently allowing his bar membership to lapse for two months.

Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark, who heads the agency’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, notified multiple courts Monday that his District of Columbia Bar membership fell to “inactive status” from around Oct. 1 to Dec. 10 because Clark hadn’t paid dues for the year.

“I was not aware of the lapse due to nonpayment of dues and did not intend to mislead the Court,” he said in a letter, extending his “sincere apology” and explaining that the D.C. ...

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