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Lewd In Peru

Vermont Disciplinary Counsel has filed a petition of misconduct in a matter where the attorney has been criminally charged with engaging in lewd and lascivious conduct. The charges arise from a single encounter with JH, the mother of a former... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Peru, Vermont, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Another Marijuana-Related Suspension

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Tri-County Hearing Panel imposed a 48-month suspension of an attorney convicted of criminal offenses. 62CBS Detroit reported A Huntington Woods attorney has pleaded guilty to fraud charges in what investigators say was a scheme involving... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Detroit, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Huntington Woods, Board Tri County Hearing Panel


A Continuing Education

An Illinois attorney had been charged with unauthorized practice after an administrative suspension At all times alleged in this complaint, Supreme Court Rule 793 requires that, by the last day of the month that occurs one year after the newly-admitted... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Block Billing Gets Attorney Suspended

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has suspended an attorney for billing misconduct in court-appointed cases. Ronald D. Hassan is a lawyer who admittedly engaged in “value billing” and “block billing” to calculate the amounts owed to him by... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ronald D Hassan


One Bad Day Can Adversely Affect A Career

The Delaware Supreme Court has ordered a 15-month suspension of an attorney retroactive to the date of his interim suspension. The Court has considered the matter carefully. Vavala admitted the ethical violations alleged in the ODC’s petition against him. The... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Court, Delaware Supreme Court, ODC, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Vavala


The Man Who Wasn't Michael Taylor

An attorney who was permanently disbarred by the Eastern District of Kentucky Bankruptcy Court has received identical reciprocal discipline from the Kentucky Supreme Court. While suspended by the bankruptcy court. he continued to represent a couple In October 2017, the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michael Taylor, Kentucky Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Eastern District of Kentucky Bankruptcy Court


Proof Of Fitness Required

The Kentucky Supreme Court rejected a proposed sanction that would have allowed the attorney's automatic reinstatement Bar Counsel contends that the Trial Commissioner and Board erred in determining that Howell should be suspended for a period of one-hundred-and eighty-one days,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Howell, Kentucky Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Former Prosecutor Faces Bar Charges

The North Carolina State Bar has charged an attorney with ethics violations arising from his guilty plea to possession of methamphetamine. The Daily Caller reported Authorities discovered a supply of syringes, methamphetamine and heroin in the car of top local... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, North Carolina State Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Same Same

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has imposed reciprocal discipline for an attorney's misconduct in Virginia, where she was not admitted to practice. Ms. Styles-Anderson is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, but is not admitted to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Virginia, Anderson, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Bar


Lost Horizon

An Illinois Hearing Board has concluded that charges of dishonest conduct had not been proven and should be dismissed. The Administrator filed a one-count Complaint against Respondent Tracy H. Wolfe ("Respondent") alleging she falsely claimed she was an employee of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Illinois Hearing Board, Respondent Tracy H Wolfe Respondent


Not OK In Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who had previously been suspended for a year In response to grievances filed by former clients, the Bar investigated Respondent and on December 21, 2017, filed a formal Complaint setting forth eleven... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Caroline No

A public reprimand without terms has been imposed by the Sixth District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar on the elected Commonwealth's Attorney of Caroline County. The Complainant had been an intern in his office in 2008 while a law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Virginia, Commonwealth, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Caroline County, Sixth District Subcommittee


Attorney Sanctioned For Disclosing Confidential Drug Tests

An attorney who had disclosed the result of confidential drug tests has been suspended for 30 days based on the recommendation by the California State Bar Court. The wife is a registered nurse. On June 23, 2017, in violation of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court


The Defendant And The DA

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended a convicted attorney. The Meadville Tribune reported The sentencing of Mercer County District Attorney Miles Karson Jr., convicted last week on 10 criminal charges, is scheduled for Feb. 13. On Jan. 18, a jury... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Mercer County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Meadville Tribune, Miles Karson Jr


The Plane Truth

The Illinois Administrator has charged an attorney with misconduct in failing to supervise his employee spouse At all times alleged in this complaint, Respondent had designated his wife, Nina Cunningham, as the president, registered agent, office manager and senior paralegal... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Nina Cunningham


The Passengers And The Crushed Chili Peppers

A California attorney has been disbarred for a federal felony conviction described in the report of the State Bar Court Hearing Department In February 2014 respondent visited Mexico. While there, he was approached by individuals and asked if he would... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, California, Mexico, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, State Bar Court Hearing Department


Not Funny But Reinstated

The Ohio Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney suspended for misconduct described on the court 's web page A Cleveland lawyer’s paralegal repeatedly recorded conversations of her boss berating her physical appearance and dress, and calling her a “ho,” “dirtbag,”... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Cleveland, Ohio Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


A Fatal Mistake At An Informal Conference

The Georgia Supreme Court has denied admission to a bar applicant, concluding that his lack of candor at an informal conference justified the denial. In Certion’s application, he disclosed that he was arrested in August 2015, after his second year... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Georgia Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Certion


Attorney Consents To Disbarment After Solicitation Of Murder Conviction

An Illinois attorney has agreed to disbarment by consent. From the Administrator's motion On December 2, 2010, a Will County grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Respondent in the matter entitled, People of the State of Illinois v. Robert... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Robert, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Ready To Return

A Louisiana Hearing Committee recommends the reinstatement of an attorney suspended for three years in 2009 for a number of criminal incidents. The committee considered evidence of treatment for alcohol issues Applicant entered into a two-year diagnostic monitoring contract on... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Louisiana Hearing Committee


Prosecutors Charged With Misconduct In D.C.

The District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel has filed charges alleging that two Assistant United States Attorneys violated multiple ethics rules in handling Brady evidence involving a government witness. The Court of Appeals reversed the conviction in a 76-page opinion issued... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, United States, Brady, Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel


Egregious Misconduct Draws Indefinite Suspension

An attorney who - among other things - sold out one set of clients to secure a favorable settlement for another set - has been indefinitely suspended by a justice the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The numerous sins against ethical... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Misconduct in Canada Gets Attorney Disbarred In Michigan

A Michigan Tri-County Hearing Panel ordered an attorney's disbarment Based on respondent's default, and the evidence presented at the hearing. the hearing panel found that respondent committed professional misconduct when he committed numerous violations of Ontario's Law Society Act and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Canada, Michigan, Ontario, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Michigan Tri County Hearing Panel


Hercules Defeats Bankruptcy Court Order

The New Jersey Supreme Court admonished an attorney for failure to cooperate in a matter where a sanction had been order by the Pennsylvania Eastern District Court bankruptcy court. The attorney did not engage in unauthorized bankruptcy practice in New... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Hercules Defeats Bankruptcy Court Order, Pennsylvania Eastern District Court


Doctor In The House

The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney who has never been admitted in the jurisdiction This attorney discipline case involves conduct of an out-of-state attorney during her representation of a Maryland resident in a toxic mold case. While... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Maryland, Law, House, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


A No Know

The Minnesota Supreme Court vacated an admonition on finding no violation of Rule 3.4(c). The court recites at length the communications between the lawyer and client/complainant and found no knowing violation had been proven in his failing to respond to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


New Jersey: Where "Troublesome Practices" Draw No Sanction

A rare discipline decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court This disciplinary matter involves serious allegations that a private attorney engaged in unethical conduct and improperly influenced the prosecution of two individuals by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO). Certain... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Cumberland County Prosecutor 's Office


To Stay Or Not To Stay

Oral argument scheduled today before the Ohio Supreme Court A Lorain County attorney faces a one-year suspension with six months stayed after losing a client’s settlement check, which led to a more than two-year delay in the client receiving her... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Ohio Supreme Court, Lorain County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


An Unappealing Notice Gets Attorney Referred To State Bar: The Perils Of Reverse Peristalsis

The California Court of Appeals Fourth Appellate District Division Three affirmed a judgment and referred plaintiff's counsel to the State Bar As explained in section V of the Discussion post, as required by the California Code of Judicial Ethics, we... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Base Vile And Depraved

The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility recommends the statutory disbarment of Paul J Manafort D.C. Code § 11-2503(a) requires the disbarment of a member of the District of Columbia Bar convicted of a crime of moral turpitude. The... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Bar, District of Columbia Board, Paul J Manafort



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