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Self Report Of Bill Inflation Leads To Bar Charges

The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging billing misconduct by a former Kirkland & Ellis associate In 2011, Respondent began working as an associate at the Kirkland & Ellis firm in Chicago, where he worked in the firm’s intellectual... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Chicago, Kirkland Ellis, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Manafort Suspended In DC

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has suspended Paul Manafort From the Bar's web page Date of Action: January 10, 2019 Type of action: Court action Summary of Action: Manafort was suspended on an interim basis based upon his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Dc, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Second Disbarment For Domestic Violence

The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney On September 18, 2018, the respondent was temporarily suspended in Kansas in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 203(c) (2019 Kan. S. Ct. R. 240), as a result of respondent's convictions of aggravated... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Kansas, Kansas Supreme Court, Kan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


"They Don't Send The Lawyers To Jail Because We Run The Country"

An attorney has been censured by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department The Attorney Grievance Committee commenced this disciplinary proceeding by a petition of charges (Judiciary Law § 90[2], Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR]... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division


Former Judge Consents To Disbarment

An attorney who had "stabbed his wife multiple times" has consented to disbarment in Arizona. The crime took place on August 17 2017 during a domestic disturbance at Respondent's home. Respondent stabbed his wife several times. When initially questioned by... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Arizona, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


A Halloween To Forget

A reprimand has been approved by the Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge For purposes of the Agreement, the parties stipulate that on October 31, 2017, Ms. Oppenheim was intoxicated and argued with her husband about a divorce. Thereafter, she discharged her... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Arizona, Oppenheim, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Undue Pressure

An Illinois Hearing Board recommends that bar charges be dismissed as unproven We found the Administrator failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that Respondent knowingly made false statements in a motion to reopen his client's case and his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Illinois Hearing Board


"Perhaps"

A proposed 60-day suspension from the California State Bar Court Review Department Diddo Ruth Clark is charged with three counts of misconduct related to her representation of her brother in an appeal: appearing for a party without authority, seeking to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Review Department, Diddo Ruth Clark


Unrestrained Attorney Faces Sanction

The New Hampshire Professional Conduct Board recommends a two-year suspension of an attorney The Attorney Discipline Office ("the ADO") filed a Notice of Charges ("Notice") alleging that the Respondent, James E. Michalik, violated Rules of Professional Conduct 8.1, 8.4(a), 8.4(b),... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Sanction, New Hampshire Professional Conduct Board, Notice of Charges Notice, James E Michalik


Massage Misconduct Matter Concludes

The terms of a stayed suspension have been concluded by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The 2017 order had stayed a three-month suspension on conditions for twelve months. From the summary of the misconduct on the web page of the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Stealing From His Widowed Mother Gets Attorney Disbarred

A summary of a recent disbarment from the web page of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers On July 21, 2015, Joseph P. Bernardo (respondent) was convicted after a bench trial in the Pittsfield District Court of larceny over $250... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Massachusetts Board of Bar, Joseph P Bernardo, Pittsfield District Court


Every Brother 's Son

A conflict of interest in contentious family law litigation has drawn a reprimand from the Tribunal Hearing Division of the Upper Canada Law Society (David A. Wright) The respondent Lawyer, Ronald Zaldin, practises family law. His twin brother, Donald Zaldin,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Tribunal Hearing Division, Upper Canada Law Society David, Ronald Zaldin, Donald Zaldin


Missing In Action

The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who accepted and neglected a personal injury claim. He made himself unavailable to the clients, as reflected by the hearing committee findings The respondent failed to inform W.D. that he moved his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Cab Fare

An attorney has been suspended on an interim basis by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Respondent's repeated failure to comply with the subpoenas directing him to appear for a deposition, despite being granted multiple adjournments... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department Respondent


Short Suspension With Conditions

A three-month suspension with reinstatement if certain directives are adhered to has been ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court. The Disciplinary Review Board majority describes the misconduct This case involves respondent’s failure to cooperate with the OAE for more... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, OAE


Harassment Leads To Resignation, Suspension Of Prosecutor

A 180-day suspension has been imposed by a hearing panel of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Based on respondent's admissions, plea of no contest and the stipulation of the parties, the panel found that respondent committed professional misconduct in his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Not Automatic

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has held that automatic disbarment did not attach to an attorney's federal tax conviction. The crime On June 12, 2017, respondent was convicted, upon his plea of guilty, in the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Tennessee And Taxes

An oral argument scheduled tomorrow before the Tennessee Supreme Court John O. Threadgill v. Board of Professional Responsibility- This case involves a disciplinary action against an attorney, Mr. John Threadgill. Mr. Threadgill was found guilty of evading taxes. This Court... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Board, Threadgill, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Tennessee Supreme Court John O Threadgill, John Threadgill


Rosebud

An announcement from the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Paul Burgoyne, Deputy Chief Counsel, Retires Harrisburg, PA | January 7, 2019 On December 31, 2018, Paul J. Burgoyne retired after 37 years with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, 25 of those years... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Rosebud, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Paul Burgoyne, Paul J Burgoyne


Short Suspension For Domestic Violence Conviction

An agreed 30 day suspension with conditions was accepted by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board The respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a Stipulation for Consent Order of Suspension with Conditions and Stipulation to Amend Stipulation for Consent Discipline to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Interlocutory Suspension Imposed For A Host Of Issues

An interlocutory suspension had been accepted by an attorney and ordered by the Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada in connection with allegations reported in The Star. He impregnated a 17-year-old client, a homeless Crown ward,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


"The First Thing I Truly Regret..."

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has temporarily suspended an attorney who entered a guilty plea to federal criminal charges. The Inquirer reported Former Lower Southampton Public Safety Director Robert Hoopes pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in a money-laundering scheme with... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Inquirer, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Southampton Public Safety, Robert Hoopes


Deep Dive

An argument this week before the Ohio Supreme Court is previewed by Kathleen Maloney Disciplinary Counsel v. Phillip L. Harmon, Case no. 2018-0817 Franklin County The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recommends a two-year suspension with 18 months stayed for... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Franklin County, Ohio Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ohio Board of Professional Conduct, Kathleen Maloney Disciplinary Counsel, Phillip L Harmon Case


Birthday Parties And Funerals

The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends that a disbarred attorney be readmitted on three years probation Petitioner, an elected member of the Monroe City Council at the time, was convicted in federal court of racketeering by accepting bribes from a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Petitioner, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, Monroe City Council


Virgin Islands Supreme Court Rejects Akin Gump Claim That "Cross-Jurisdictional Litigation Practice" Was Permissible

The Virgin Islands Supreme Court denied pro hac vice admission to three Akin Gump attorneys and referred their conduct to regulatory authorities Mark Eckard, Esq., moved for the pro hac vice admission of Jindal, Roush, and Schmitten—all affiliated with the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Virgin Islands Supreme Court, Mark Eckard Esq, Jindal Roush, Schmitten


Virgin Islands Supreme Court Rejects Akin Gump Claim That "Cross- Jurisdictional Litigation Practice" Was Permissible

The Virgin Islands Supreme Court denied pro hac vice admission to three Akin Gump attorneys and referred their conduct to disciplinary authorities Mark Eckard, Esq., moved for the pro hac vice admission of Jindal, Roush, and Schmitten—all affiliated with the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Virgin Islands Supreme Court, Mark Eckard Esq, Jindal Roush, Schmitten


A Reciprocated Lack Of Interest

An attorney's probated 30 month suspension in Texas and by the United States Patent and Trademark Office has brought an actual suspension as reciprocal discipline by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department Turning to the issue... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Texas, Law, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department


Not So Special Anymore

In a matter of first impression, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals revoked the licence of a Special Legal Consultant. The Board on Professional Responsibility (“Board”) recommends that respondent Ahmed M. Elhillali’s license as a Special Legal Consultant be... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Ahmed M Elhillali


The Tip And The Stream

Among the 16 cases recently certified for disciplinary hearing in Ohio is a case where the allegations appear to charge an attorney will zealous representation run amok. The attorney represented the mother of a three-year old child. The father sought... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Ohio, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Firearm Casualty

Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has charged the former managing partner of a Cleveland law firm with a form of conversion in violation of Rules 8.4(c) and (h). The firm represented a "retailer of firearms and related products" who owed the firm... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Cleveland, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process



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