Law professors file misconduct complaint against Conway: report

Law professors file misconduct complaint against Conway: report
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A group of 15 law professors nationwide has reportedly filed a professional misconduct complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump’s first year in office was the year of the woman CNN's Avlon: Trump's 'built a big beautiful metaphor, that’s all the wall was' Conway, Cuomo spar on Twitter over claim that 'nobody' in Trump WH talks about Hillary Clinton MORE, saying she "brings shame upon the legal profession."

The letter was filed with the office that handles misconduct by members of the Washington, D.C., bar, The Washington Post said Friday. Conway was admitted in 1995.

“We do not file this complaint lightly,” the group said in the filing, dated Monday. "We believe that at one time, Ms. Conway understood her ethical responsibilities as a lawyer and abided by them.”

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“But she is currently acting in a way that brings shame upon the legal profession,” they added, citing “conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”

Conway is allegedly listed as a D.C. bar member under her maiden name, Kellyanne E. Fitzpatrick, though the George Washington University Law School graduate is currently a suspended member for not paying her dues.

The letter was sent to the D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the chief prosecutor for disciplinary matters that involve active or inactive attorneys who are D.C. bar members.

Professors from law schools including Yale, Georgetown and Duke signed the letter, which cites several recent controversies involving Conway as evidence.

One mentions Conway’s remarks about a nonexistent “massacre” in Bowling Green, Ky., earlier this month.

Another citation references Conway promoting merchandise associated with President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE’s daughter Ivanka during a Fox News interview in early February.

D.C. Disciplinary Counsel Wallace “Gene” Shipp Jr. told the Post his office can only investigate about 400 to 500 of the roughly 1,500 complaints it receives annually. He added the actions that can be taken range from dismissing the complaint to prosecuting the charges and possible disbarment.