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Disbarment Possible for Ex-Montville Judge

State judicial committee hearings continue as lawyers will decide whether Seth Davenport violated ethics code.

Former Montville Municipal Judge Seth Davenport told a state judicial committee that he may have carelessly signed a certification stating he did not represent a former mayor 10 years ago in legal matters, a violation of New Jersey Court rules, although court documents confirm he did.

According to nj.com, Davenport appeared before the New Jersey Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct Wednesday and said that he had represented former mayor John Rosellini prior to becoming a judge, but did not bill him after that time. When Rosellini became involved in a group that sought to develop a child care center on Changebridge Road and Davenport represented the group, nj.com reported that Davenport said that in his mind, he did not consider that he had also represented Rosellini when signing the certification that said he did not.

The committee will continue hearings in the next several weeks and ultimately decide whether Davenport should be disbarred.

Read the full story from nj.com here. 

Maxim Sapozhnikov January 18, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Can anyone enlighten me as to partisan affiliation of the sides involved? I can only assume Seth Davenport is a Democrat - were he a Republican, the proceedings would likely be amply covered by every on-duty pen-pusher in Star Ledger.
Dan Grant January 19, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Wrong again Max as usual, not that it has anthing to do with it but all the parties names are Republican. It seems it was well covered by the Star Ledger although their reporter was wrong on most of the backround.

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