State bar questions DA, suggests release of personal information not against law

The Oregon State Bar said Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty was incorrect when he said the release of personal information about his employees broke the law.

In a June 9 letter to Flaherty, Susan Roedl Cournoyer, the state bar’s assistant disciplinary counsel, also suggested Flaherty’s actions — regarding a grand jury he convened in February to investigate the matter — violated state bar rules against conflicts of interest and “conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.”

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