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Court Worker Fired for Unauthorized Practice of Law

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Court worker is fired after providing sample motion, which inmate uses to win DNA test and release,” Jul 29, 2013, by Martha Neil, ABA Journal.

Excerpt:  “A court worker who provided a copy of a winning motion for seeking post-conviction DNA testing helped Robert Nelson win the reversal of a 1984 rape conviction for which he had been sentenced to more than 50 years in prison.

But doing so also cost Sharon Snyder her job after court officials in Jackson County, Mo., determined that she had crossed a line by providing advice about a case, among other claimed violations of court rules, the Associated Press reports….” [Link to full ABA Journal story.]