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Karen Tynan, an employment law specialist who counts local wineries among her clients, represents Los Angeles-based porn stars, producers and talent agencies in their bid to make sexually explicit movies without using condoms.

Ms. Tynan is a Sonoma County attorney who flew out of Sonoma County to Las Vegas for the annual porn industry’s convention where she will be on a panel discussing workplace safety issues.

English: Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County

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One might think this female attorney and mother of a teenage girl would never be caught working to assist the porn industry who are often accused of being sleazy and demeaning to women but she has no problem reminding people that porn is a legally protected form of expression. She also says that encouraging teenagers to practice safe sex and advising adult performers are two different things.

Ms. Tynan has plenty of support at home and counts people such as District Attorney Jill Ravitch as a friend. She’s a past leader of Sonoma County Women in Law.

Sounds to me like a very interesting woman with a very interesting practice.

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Remember Bonnie Sweeten the paralegal who faked her and her daughter’s kidnapping? U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn Jr. ruled Wednesday that she had stolen over $1 million monetary loss which allows federal prosecutors to seek a sentence of 102 to 121 months.

Sweeten used a complex series of frauds to obtain the $1 million, starting in 2004, when she was working as a paralegal in Bucks County for now-disbarred lawyer Debbie Carlitz. About $640,000 was taken from law firm accounts, while an additional $280,000 was stolen from an elderly relative’s retirement account. Sweeten was arrested in 2009.

Her family claims that she is sorry and realizes she made a mistake and they have no idea why she did what she did.

It is sad when someone stoops to stealing from their employer and the employer’s clients and even worse when that person is a paralegal.

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Category: Family Law  2 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I have had a busy year and we are only at day 22 of the new year! As many of you may recall, I work in Family Law. At the end of 2010, it was a pretty calm end of the year moving into 2011. The end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 has been crazy busy for the firm I am with.

We have had more restraining orders and custody issues than I can recall in quite some time. I mention this because today I realized that I have been so busy I haven’t had time to update my blog and I feel a little guilty.

I am hoping to get it together and get back into the swing of things and get my blogging back on track. Hope all of you are having a great start to your New Year!

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