Robert Simpson, disciplinary counsel for the Vermont Professional Responsibility Board, wrote to the Diamonds’ attorney, saying that if the former employee was contacted again he would ask the board to “convene an emergency hearing to get the board’s help in stopping attempts by Atty. Jerry Diamond declined to comment and referred VTDigger to Robinson’s attorney, Scott Mc Gee. Mc Gee said Robinson “vigorously rejects the charges.”“These are two people who wanted to form a more intimate relationship and they wanted to make sure the agreement reflected that,” Mc Gee said.Another woman named in the petition of misconduct first met Robinson when he began representing her in a fatal DUI case in 2003.The woman told Detective Lance Burnham “it was complicated for her to work in public” because of “psychological issues,” including agoraphobia.

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In a telephone call with Robinson and the assistant, Joshua Diamond said he “couldn’t guarantee the enforceability of such a document” and recommended that she review the contract with her own attorney.

In a subsequent email to Robinson about the contract, the assistant said she did not feel “respected as an employee, individual, or human being” due to his behavior and comments.

Another woman says he pursued a romantic relationship with her while he represented her in a divorce case, which led to a charge of conflict of interest.

One of the women, who had been represented by Robinson in a grand larceny case, told a Vermont State Police trooper that Robinson had asked her in January 2012 to work off a $2,000 legal debt by serving as a receptionist and “legal assistant” in his law office.

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She eventually signed it and was not represented by a lawyer.

Court filings show that this summer, after charges were brought against Robinson, Jerry Diamond repeatedly tried to contact Robinson’s former employee, suggesting that if she didn’t want to meet with him or Robinson, he could arrange for a “female investigator” to meet with her.

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