Lawyer Lin Wood Asked to Undergo Mental Health Evaluation by State Bar

- THE EPOCH TIMES - Jan 29, 2021 -


Lin Wood speaks at a press conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Nov. 8, 2011. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Attorney Lin Wood, a lawyer who filed third-party lawsuits on behalf of former President Donald Trump’s election challenges, said he would not undergo a mental health evaluation requested by an attorney licensing organization.

The move to refuse the evaluation would potentially put his law license at risk.

Wood wrote on Telegram on Thursday that the State Bar of Georgia informed him that he would have to submit an evaluation to keep his license to practice law.

“I have done nothing wrong. I have only exercised my right of free speech,” Wood wrote in his post. “I will not allow the State Bar to persecute me for doing so and thereby violate my Constitutional rights.”

Wood added that if “the State Bar of Georgia formally requests that I submit to a mental health examination in order to maintain my license to practice law, I will respectfully decline to do so,” according to the post. “I am of sound mind and I have not violated any rule of professional conduct.”

The longtime defamation lawyer noted that “I have always tried my imperfect best to use my license to practice law to do good for others—to pursue truth to achieve justice.”


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