Attorney Licensee Profile
Christian Jay Baril #182695
License Status: Not Eligible to Practice Law (Suspended, failed to pay Bar fees)
Address: PO Box 3451, Carbondale, IL 62902
County: Non-California County
Phone Number: (618) 457-2277
Fax Number: (618) 457-2277
Law School: Univ of San Diego SOL; San Diego CA
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October 31, 2003
CHRISTIAN JAY BARIL [#182695], 33, of Carbondale, Ill., was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with an actual two-year suspension and was ordered to prove his rehabilitation, take the MPRE and comply with rule 955. The order took effect Oct. 31, 2003.Baril was disciplined by the Illinois Supreme Court in four separate cases.In the first, he allowed the balance in his client trust account to fall below the required amount and failed to promptly pay out client funds or properly maintain a client trust account.He pleaded guilty to possessing less than 2.5 grams of marijuana when he went to a prison to visit two inmates. He was sentenced to 24 months of supervision and banned for life from Illinois Department of Corrections facilities.He represented a client whose interests were adverse to another client and communicated with a represented party without contacting the other lawyer.In the fourth case, he made false statements to the court, and was found in contempt of court and ordered to pay a $500 fine.Baril stipulated that his misconduct in Illinois also amounted to violations of the California Rules of Professional Conduct. He cooperated with the bar's investigation and showed remorse for his actions.
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