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Lawyer Who Neglected Post-Conviction Relief Cases Suspended (Corrected)

March 1, 2021, 3:03 PM; Updated: March 2, 2021, 7:58 PM

An Alaska attorney agreed to a three-year suspension for failing to diligently represent two clients who sought post-conviction relief.

One year of Gayle Brown’s suspension is to be stayed, the Alaska Supreme Court said Feb. 26, and made the suspension effective March 28 after Brown consented to discipline.

Brown was appointed in 2015 to represent a man convicted of sexual assault in his bid for post-conviction relief, Brown’s stipulation of the facts said.

The case was dismissed when she failed to respond to the state’s motion to dismiss. Brown was able to re-open the case but missed the pleading deadline, ...

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