Law & Crime reports:
Because attorney Lin Wood said publicly on Thursday that the State Bar of Georgia demanded he undergo a mental health evaluation in order to keep his law license, the Bar told Law&Crime on Friday that it could confirm an active inquiry into Wood.
The Bar said that although the investigative process is normally confidential, Wood’s statement permitted the disciplinary body to confirm that he is under investigation “pursuant to Bar Rule 4-104.” Lawyers were critical of the State Bar for commenting on the Wood matter.
Lin Wood, a lawyer who played a role in former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn his election defeat, put his law license in jeopardy on Friday by saying on social media that he would not undergo a mental health evaluation requested by an attorney licensing body.
Wood said on the app Telegram on Thursday that the State Bar of Georgia had told him he needed to submit to the evaluation to keep his law license. In a subsequent post on Friday, Wood said he would decline the request and “litigate” with the state bar if necessary.
Lin Wood is an ethics train wreck but Brian is right — the State Bar has NO business making or confirming public comments.https://t.co/6stg5eL7jI
— Giantsecretspacehat (@Popehat) January 29, 2021