kimberlykitchenThis story is an example how attending college is not as important as people make it out to be, also how for the most part the bar exam is a complete waste.

Just look at the case of Kimberly Kitchen, 45, of James Creek, PA,  who actually made partner at the law firm where she worked for nearly a decade as an estate lawyer, without actually having the legal authority to do so.

Via Yahoo / The AP:

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday.

Kimberly Kitchen was charged Thursday with forgery, unauthorized practice of law and felony records tampering.

State prosecutors contend Kitchen fooled BMZ Law by forging a law license, bar exam results, an email showing she attended Duquesne University law school and a check for a state attorney registration fee. The firm is based in Huntingdon, about 110 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Kitchen, of nearby James Creek, handled estate planning for more than 30 clients “despite never having attended law school,” the attorney general’s office said. She even served as president of her county bar, her lawyer said.

“She’s an incredibly competent person, and she worked very diligently and was devoted to the people she served,” lawyer Caroline Roberto said. “There are things about the charges we don’t agree with.” Read More…

Hey people in that part of the country root for the Steelers, all you have to do is know a few big sounding words and of course they are going to think you’re a lawyer.