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Text Messages Draw Bar Charges

A number of text messages sent by an attorney are the subject of allegations brought by the Illinois Administrator. In one matter, after the representation had terminated in a family law matter At the time Respondent represented Newton, Newton was... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Newton NEWTON, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


D.C. Considers Rule Changes

From the web page of the District of Columbia Bar Bar Invites Comment on Proposed Amendments to Certain D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct June 30, 2020 The D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee is seeking public comment on... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Bar Bar Invites Comment


"Incalculable Harm"

The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for at least three years The sole issue before us is the appropriate discipline to impose on respondent Ignatius Chukwuemeka Udeani for his wide-ranging misconduct that caused substantial harm to multiple clients.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ignatius Chukwuemeka Udeani


Mitigation Not Proven

An attorney's felony child pornography conviction has led to an indefinite suspension of at least five years by the Minnesota Supreme Court Strunk testified at the disciplinary hearing that he voluntarily suspended his practice, completed a psychosexual evaluation, and enrolled... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Strunk, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Unsweet Sixteen

The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney for, among other things, misconduct in her own bankruptcy. The instant attorney discipline case fortifies the import of this age-old adage often attributed to President Lincoln. Regrettably, the underlying conduct involves... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Gimme, Shelter

A summary from the web page of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers From 2015 to November 2018, the respondent was a fiduciary, as board member and/or officer, of a non-profit animal shelter, with signatory authority over its bank account.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers


Estate Misappropriations Alleged

Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has filed ethics charges in a matter for which the attorney has been interim suspended for related criminal allegations. The Dayton Daily News reported on the criminal charges An attorney is accused of stealing millions from an... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Dayton Daily News, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Tantamount To Disbarment

The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted a voluntary license surrender "which is tantamount to disbarment" stating that on February 4, 2020, he entered a guilty plea in Chatham County Superior Court to one count of theft by conversion. He states... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Georgia Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Chatham County Superior Court


From Diversion To Disbarment

The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred an attorney for multiple violations that began with a matter in which the complaint response was part of the misconduct From the outset of our interaction, Ms. Lyles impressed me as dishonest and untrustworthy.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Maryland Court of Appeals, Lyles, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


"Forum Of Hate" Emails Draw Indefinite Suspensions

The Maryland Court of Appeals has indefinitely suspended two attorneys for their email communications Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended from practice of law in Maryland two lawyers who, for approximately seven years, while working for federal government, participated in exchange... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Maryland, Law, Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Northern Exposure

The Wisconsin Supreme Court affirmed the denial of admission to an applicant on character and fitness grounds as found by the Board of Bar Examiners The Board's decision was based primarily on the fact that Mr. Hammer, who was a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Board of Bar Examiners The Board


Crossing Borders

A federal conviction involves a "serious crime " meriting interim suspension as found by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. The court described the offense Respondent's conviction arose out of his ownership and operation of a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Unauthorized Settlements

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court imposed a three-year suspension of an attorney, retroactive to an interim suspension previously imposed In the DB-7 letter, Petitioner alleged that Respondent engaged in misconduct in thirteen client matters by having: neglected ten matters; settled seven... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Petitioner, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


From Barred To Disbarred

The South Carolina Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for misconduct relating to multiple bar admission issues In February 2018, Respondent submitted an application for admission to the South Carolina Bar based on an existing Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) score... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, South Carolina, South Carolina Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Concurrent Sanctions

The Wisconsin Supreme Court declined to adopt a referee's recommended sanction We agree with the referee's conclusions of law that Attorney Kovac engaged in professional misconduct. We conclude, however, that the appropriate sanction for Attorney Kovac's misconduct is a five-month... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Kovac, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Permanent Disbarment Proposed

An attorney's conviction for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and failure to cooperate in the resulting bar investigation should result in permanent disbarment according to a hearing committee recommendation in Louisiana,. The committee reports that a search warrant... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Harleysville

A former Fox Rothschild partner has been suspended for four years by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as a consequence of a federal criminal conviction. Philadelphia Business Journal reported on the conviction A former Fox Rothschild partner was sentenced to six... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Fox Rothschild, Harleysville, Philadelphia Business Journal, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Interim Suspension Continues For Alleged Crime

The Vermont Supreme Court has denied a petition to dissolve the temporary suspension of an attorney Respondent was charged with reckless endangerment after allegedly pointing a loaded firearm at a store clerk. She represents herself in that criminal matter and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Vermont Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Workplace Sex Harassment Draws Suspension

The Iowa Supreme Court imposed a suspension of at least six months in a matter findings of sexual harassment by an elected county attorney against two employees. We disagree with the [Grievance C]ommission’s recommended sanction of thirty days and suspend... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Iowa Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Advice Of Counsel Defense In Bar Proceedings

The Florida Supreme Court has remanded a bar discipline matter This case arises entirely out of Herman’s personal bankruptcy proceeding. More specifically, the case is about certain final disclosures that Herman allegedly failed to make in that proceeding. The disclosures... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Florida Supreme Court, Herman, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Ohio Denies Bar Admission

The Ohio Supreme Court has denied an application for admission In Phares’s application to register as a candidate for the July 2019 bar exam, he reported that he had been employed by Ohio Link from March through August 2016 and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Ohio, Ohio Supreme Court, Phares, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Downward Departure

A lawyer who also served as a police officer has been censured by the New Jersey Supreme Court for criminal conduct that involved illegal cocaine use. From January 2011 until August 2018, the Montvale Police Department in Bergen County, New... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Bergen County, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Montvale Police Department


Failure To Disclose Leads To Revocation

The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department revoked an attorney's license for a failure to disclose a pending disciplinary matter when he waived in from Texas Question 33 on the application for admission to the New York... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Courtroom Encounter Draws Sanction

A consent 179 day suspension has been imposed by consent by a tri-county hearing panel of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, with credit for time served on a interim suspension. The sanction was a result of a misdemeanor conviction. The... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


More Than Banter

The Minnesota Supreme Court has imposed an indefinite suspension of an attorney for at least two years The petition alleged that Kennedy violated Minn. R. Prof. Conduct 8.1(a), 8.4(a), 8.4(c), 8.4(d), and 8.4(g), by bartering with his client for sexual... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kennedy, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Minn R Prof Conduct


"A Multi-Year Disbarment"

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has disbarred an attorney who was placed on interim suspension in August 2018 In August 2018, Bar Counsel became aware of Hull’s alleged conversion of approximately $26,750.00 from two non-profit entities, hereinafter referred to as... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Hull, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Social Insecurity

The Indiana Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for two counts of misconduct. One matter involved neglect of a client matter; the other Respondent employed “Assistant” from 2005 until Assistant quit in early 2018. During that time Respondent withheld money... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Domestic Battery Conviction Leads To Bar Charges

A recent complaint filed by the Illinois Administrator alleges On the morning of August 23, 2015, Respondent got into an argument with his then-wife, Victoria Meissner ("Meissner"). Later that same day, after cancelling their previously-made plans to go to a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Victoria Meissner Meissner


Avoiding Agreed Responsibility Draws Partially-Stayed Suspension

Dan Trevas has a summary of a bar discipline decision of the Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Mansfield attorney who “actively avoided” paying a settlement to a former client who sued him for legal malpractice.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Mansfield, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Dan Trevas, Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Supreme Court


Ohio Board Files Bar Discipline Reports

A staff report from the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed eight disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ohio Board Files Bar Discipline Reports, Ohio Supreme Court Each



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