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"Plain" Meaning

A Louisiana Hearing Committee recommends that bar charges be dismissed. The complaint involved a photograph of the accused attorney in Super Lawyers magazine that allegedly violated Rule 7.7(c) because the photo was not taken with a "plain background" and thus... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Super Lawyers, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Louisiana Hearing Committee


The Meaning Of "Plain"

A Louisiana Hearing Committee recommends that bar charges be dismissed. The complaint involved a photograph of the accused attorney in Super Lawyers magazine that allegedly violated Rule 7.7(c) because the photo was not taken with a "plain background" and thus... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Super Lawyers, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Louisiana Hearing Committee


What A Difference A Day Makes

The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for misconduct in the course of representing a client seeking to overturn his previous concession of paternity The heartland of respondent’s misconduct is her violation of Rule 8.2, which prohibits a lawyer... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Get With The Program: Their Way Or The Highway

In disciplinary matters, the Louisiana Supreme Court has long deferred to the expertise and recommendations of the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, as reflected in in this decision today Although respondent only had one conviction for DWI, the record reveals... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Lawyers Assistance Program


"Unbanked"

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has imposed a one-year suspension nunc pro tunc to a previously-ordered interim suspension On June 28, 2018, respondent pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Southern District... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, United States District Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Former Judges Reinstated

Two former judges - each of whom were suspended for a year and a day - have been reinstated to practice by separate orders of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The misconduct is described on the web page of the Disciplinary... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


For Reasons Undisclosed

A prominent District of Columbia criminal defense attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment that has been approved by the Board on Professional Responsibility. The admitted facts are not public in a consent. Bernard Grimm has been a frequent... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, District Of Columbia, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Bernard Grimm


Resignation Attempt Aggravates Sanction

The New York Appellate Division held that a securities fraud conviction does not trigger the automatic disbarment provisions of the Judiciary Law but nonetheless concluded that disbarment was appropriate under the circumstances we find that respondent's federal securities fraud conviction... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division


Burden Met

Reinstatement has been granted to a suspended attorney by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department. Respondent was admitted to practice by this Court in 2006 and was previously admitted in New Jersey, where she maintains an... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department Respondent


Consent Disbarment For Lawyer Accused Of Threats

A Pennsylvania attorney has consented to disbarment. Pennlive Patriot News reported on criminal charges in February 2021 A woman who tipped off police that her husband was planning on attacking government officials weeks after the Washington, D.C., riot said he... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Washington, Pennsylvania, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Pennlive Patriot News


Wrongfully Convicted, Highly Vulnerable Clients Fall Prey To Lawyer Misconduct

From the April 2021 report of the North Carolina Office of Counsel reports on a recent panel order of discipline that suspends an attorney for five years with the possibility of a stay Megaro, of Orlando, Florida, represented two clients... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Orlando Florida, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, North Carolina Office of Counsel, Megaro


Moonshot

The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility recommends that an attorney be disbarred All of the conduct at issue in this matter took place in Ohio. Respondent, who is only licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, practiced... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, District Of Columbia, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Board, Ohio Respondent


Ohio Will Consider Sanction For Attorney's Comments About Judicial Decisionmaking

Dan Trevas has a summary of a discipline matter scheduled for oral argument this Wednesday before the Ohio Supreme Court Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. John A. Morton, Case No. 2020-1520 Cuyahoga County The Board of Professional Conduct recommends a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Cuyahoga County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Dan Trevas, Board of Professional Conduct, John A Morton


Misconduct Uncovered

A summary of a matter drawing a year and a day suspension from the web page of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers At all relevant times, the respondent was certified to accept appointments to represent indigent defendants through the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers


"Sustained Vitriol" Distresses Court

Two complaints led to multiple findings of ethical violations and a suspension from the Kansas Supreme Court. The court ordered a three-year suspension that may be set aside for probation after six months. Count one The condominium litigation complaint, denoted... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Misplaced Trust

Disbarment has been ordered by the Minnesota Supreme Court The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a petition for disciplinary action against respondent Barry L. Blomquist, Jr. The petition alleged Blomquist misappropriated trust assets by investing in... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Blomquist, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, Barry L Blomquist


The Diaper Bag And The Hatchet

A public censure has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for a second degree menacing conviction. The same court had affirmed the conviction Defendant's contention on appeal that he was entitled to a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Reciprocal Censure

A reciprocal censure has been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department for sanctions imposed in federal court By order entered December 7, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit publicly... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


D.C. Admissions Web Page Improved

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has redesigned the web page and links to its Committee on Admissions. Fresh information about the 2021 examination is a feature of the new page. It appears to me that the redesign is... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Rule 4.2 Violation Found

The Indiana Supreme Court sustained a finding of a Rule 4.2 violation and imposed a public reprimand on these facts Respondent represented “Husband” in ongoing post-dissolution litigation involving Husband’s marriage to “First Wife.” In August 2018, a domestic dispute between... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Criminal Contempt Draws Suspension

An attorney convicted of criminal contempt has been suspended for six months and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. The conviction was reported by The Times of Wayne County. On Friday (10/23)... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Times of Wayne County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department


Hoosiers

The Indiana Supreme Court has imposed 30-day suspensions in two unrelated matters. One case involves a form of misconduct that we see with increasing frequency Respondent, while representing “Client” in a civil matter, sent Client a series of sexually explicit... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Domestic Violence Suspension

The Indiana Supreme Court accepted a jointly-proposed 90 day suspension In October 2017, Respondent battered his wife. He was charged with several counts and ultimately pled guilty in December 2019 to battery as a class A misdemeanor. Respondent has a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Taxi King Gets Double Dose Of Disbarment

Reciprocal disbarment has been ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court based on a recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board Respondent, referred to in the record as the “Taxi King,” once owned and operated 800 taxi medallions in New York.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board Respondent


C'mon Down

the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected a disbarment recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board and imposed a three-year reciprocal suspension based on a sanction imposed in Pennsylvania. From the DRB report This case arises from respondent’s repeated engagement in ex... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, DRB, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Disciplinary Review Board


"I Don't Care"

The North Carolina State Bar recently filed a three-count complaint against an attorney. Count One alleges that the attorney engaged in unauthorized practice while suspended for CLE non-compliance; Count Two alleges a number of tax violations. Count Three alleges conduct... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Cle, North Carolina State Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


A Sanction with Teeth

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court imposed a reprimand for conduct described in a summary of the Board of Bar Overseers The respondent was retained to represent a dentist client, sued over an Asset Purchase Agreement whereby he had essentially agreed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Board of Bar


Once Is Not Enough

An attorney's cooperation in a bar investigation was insufficient to stave off his interim suspension per a decision of the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department Here, respondent asserts in his responsive affidavit that AGC's motion should... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Not Free

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board affirmed a 90-day suspension and restitution The six-count formal complaint filed by the Grievance Administrator alleged that respondent committed professional misconduct in his consumer credit protection practice. The complaint set forth general allegations regarding respondent's... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Schneiderman Suspended

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been suspended for a year and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Between July 2013 and December 2014, respondent was involved in a long-term,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, Schneiderman, Eric Schneiderman, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department



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