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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Disbarred By Consent

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted the consent disbarment of former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The Morning Call reported After a jury trial, Kane was convicted on nine counts in August 2016 for leaking information about a grand jury... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


More Than Disarming

A domestic violence conviction drew a three-month suspension of an attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. From the report of the Disciplinary Review Board Following two changes of venue, the simple assault charge was tried to verdict in the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


A Journey of Thirty Years May Not Be Close To An End

The web page of the Ohio Supreme Court has a summary of an oral argument scheduled tomorrow In re Application of Gillian Holzhauser-Graber, Case no. 2018-1425 Board of Commissioners on Character & Fitness The Board of Commissioners on Character &... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Lack Of "Clear Cut" Rules Leads To Rejected Claims Of Fraud On Law Partners

The California State Bar Court Hearing Department recommended a 30-day suspension of an attorney charged with (and largely absolved of) dishonesty toward his law partners. The four partner firm had no formal policy on pro bono matters While the Corporation... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Discredit On The Profession

The Law Society of British Columbia Hearing Panel declined to suspend an attorney who with his client's assistance accessed the spouse's Equifax credit report. On or about January 24, 2017, in the course of representing your client JR in a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Unaccounted For

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted an attorney's license revocation. News & Advance reported The license of a Lynchburg-area attorney and former prosecutor, who is accused of financial misconduct involving past clients, has been revoked. Cherie Anne Washburn signed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Colorable Claims And Sanction Due Process Addressed By Iowa Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court imposed a suspension rather than a proposed license revocation In this matter, the Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board brought a series of charges against attorney Eric Parrish related to his handling of a payment made... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Ponds Scam Fails As Ethical Bar Counsel Uncovers Perjured Testimony In Its Own Case

A most unusual District of Columbia Ad Hoc Hearing Committee report recommends dismissal of all charges against an attorney. Disciplinary Counsel presented its case-in-chief on February 11-12, 2019, and called the following witnesses: Ernie Davis (Respondent’s client and the complainant);... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Inconvenient Facts

The New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the disbarment of an attorney based on this harsh assessment of the Disciplinary Review Board Here too, it was difficult to follow respondent’s timelines, logic, and defenses or excuses for the conduct he has... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Chain Of Broken Promises

The New Hampshire Professional Conduct Committee recommends a three-year suspension of an attorney with 18 months stayed. The attorney has been retained to defend a lawsuit and had neglected the matter which resulted in a "chain of broken promises...and lies... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Solo

The Wisconsin Supreme Court publicly reprimanded an attorney for, among other things. practicing while suspended Attorney Burton was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in 1997. Her law license is currently subject to administrative and temporary suspensions. On October 31,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


"Don't Worry, I'll Get More"

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ordered a six-month suspension of an attorney Attorney Templeton was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in 2004 and practiced in Menasha. He has no prior disciplinary history. Effective May 31, 2017, his license to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Don, Templeton, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


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


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


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


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


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


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 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 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 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