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Failure To Submit To Medical Exam Draws Interim Suspension

An attorney 's failure to submit to a medical and psychiatric examination has led to her interim suspension by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department In February 2019, the Attorney Grievance Committee (AGC) moved for an... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Attorney Grievance Committee AGC


False Billing To Secure Bonus Alleged

The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging that a law firm associate falsely reported the hours he had worked on an inmate's civil rights case to which his firm had been appointed as counsel At all times while employed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Corrective Measures Lead To Stayed Suspension

An attorney's decades-long practice of placing advanced fees in her operating account in violation of escrow obligations drew a stayed six-month suspension from the Ohio Supreme Court Sabol is a solo practitioner focusing in domestic-relations law. She stipulated that from... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ohio Supreme Court Sabol


A Hearing Worth Watching

A disciplinary hearing being conducted this week before a hearing committee of the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility involves an allegation that an attorney falsified evidence to conceal his drug use in his own divorce and custody litigation.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Board


Panel Proposes Disbarment Of Former Judge

An Illinois Hearing Committee recommends disbarment of a former judge convicted of mail fraud. The Chicago Tribune reported The first Filipina judge in Cook County broke down in sobs in a federal courtroom Thursday before being sentenced to a year... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Chicago Tribune, Cook County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Illinois Hearing Committee


Hearing First; Sanction (If Any) Later

The Georgia Supreme Court has remanded a discipline matter where discovery sanctions were imposed after the attorney had delayed his deposition by offering a variety of medical reasons In the order, the Special Master determined that Farnham’s responses to the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Georgia Supreme Court, Farnham, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Unfriend and Suspend

The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for six months for two comments on Facebook Beginning in June 2020, ODC received complaints from forty-six separate individuals regarding statements Respondent made on his Facebook page. At that time, Respondent... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, South Carolina Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Facebook Beginning


"At Times, Volatile"

A "personal romantic relationship" with a client in a proceeding involving her common law marriage also was a volatile one and led to findings of misconduct by a hearing panel of the British Columbia Law Society. On November 9, 2016,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Probation Violations Lead To Suspension

The Indiana Supreme Court ordered an 180 day suspension without automatic reinstatement of a former magistrate judge On December 4, 2020, in Case No. 19S-JD-165, this Court entered an order approving a conditional agreement permanently banning Respondent from judicial service... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Grimm Disbarred

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has accepted the consent disbarment of prominent criminal defense attorney Bernie Grimm. Consistent with the governing rules The Clerk shall publish this order, but the affidavit shall not be publicly disclosed or otherwise... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Bernie Grimm


Moral Change

An attorney admitted in 1973 and indefinitely suspended in 2017 has been denied reinstatement by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Tigue was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in 1973. He has a lengthy disciplinary history featuring repeated and escalating incidents... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Tigue


The Second Time Around

A second effort to seek reinstatement after a 2005 license annulment has succeeded in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals For the second time, Keith L. Wheaton petitions this Court for reinstatement of his license to practice law in... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Keith L Wheaton


Woke

The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended an attorney We find that Respondent, Robert Cheesebourough, committed attorney misconduct by neglecting one client’s case, making improper threats in another case, and failing to cooperate with the disciplinary process. For this misconduct, we... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Robert Cheesebourough


Alleged Agreement Alterations Draw Bar Charges

The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging that an attorney had altered a settlement agreement After Rober left the courtroom, Respondent made additions to the one-page order in the Dissolution of Marriage Case. Specifically, she added language in the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Rober


A Holiday Party

Set for oral argument Tuesday before the Ohio Supreme Court Columbus Bar Association v. Natalie J. Bahan, Case No. 2021-0224 Logan County A Logan County lawyer is challenging her second sanction in as many years regarding an ongoing dispute with... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Holiday Party, Logan County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ohio Supreme Court Columbus Bar Association, Natalie J Bahan


Bad Advice And Vigilante "Justice"

A two-week suspension for "erroneous advice" has been imposed by a hearing committee of the Alberta Law Society. The advice was provided to a client facing criminal charges The Admitted Citation arose from the legal advice Mr. McKen gave to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Alberta, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, McKen


Nine Years Not In Tibet

An attorney's representation of a creditor and the beneficiaries of a trust engaged in a conflict of interest that blossomed from potential to actual, according to an opinion of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Respondent clearly violated Rule... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Tibet, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals Respondent


Stayed Suspension Proposed For Attempted Voyeurism

An attorney convicted of attempted voyeurism after being caught trying to take an upskirt photograph or video while riding the L'Enfant Plaza Metro escalator had agreed to a stayed six-month suspension as discipline negotiated with the District of Columbia Disciplinary... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Disciplinary


"Uninterested In Honest, Responsible Advocacy"

An attorney with a "considerable disciplinary history" has had his license revoked by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The court quoted the referee's findings Mr. Petros barely adequately answered the allegations in OLR's complaint, he hasn't met any of the deadlines... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Petros, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Hearing Panel Dismissal Reversed

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board reversed a hearing panel order directing the Administrator to prove authority to bring charges The hearing panel erroneously concluded that the Grievance Administrator was required to produce written evidence or other documentation showing that the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Adderall Fee Leads To Motion For Consent Disbarment

An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment after a criminal conviction On February 3, 2017, Movant was charged in a two-count information with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (Adderall, a prescription stimulant) (Count I) and possession... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Maine Accepts License Surrender

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has accepted the license surrender of an attorney previously suspended on an interim basis. Maine Public reported on the interim suspension The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar has taken the unusual step of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Ramming Speed

An interim suspension pending final discipline has been ordered in Florida for conduct described by the ABA Journal A disciplinary referee is recommending immediate disbarment for a suspended Orlando, Florida, lawyer accused of ramming her car into a rented vehicle... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Orlando Florida, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Custer County Justice: Sundown Prosecution And Defense Draws Reprimand

The Nebraska Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded an attorney from Broken Bow on these conditional admissions The formal charges generally allege violations stemming from the respondent’s representation of criminal defendants’ facing felony charges. The clients had extensive criminal records. The... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Nebraska Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Custer County Justice


The Wrong Way

The New Jersey Supreme Court imposed a censure of an attorney, rejecting the proposed three-month suspension by a majority of its Disciplinary Review Board. The sanction arose from an interaction between the attorney and a 17 year old after the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Lawyer's Lawyer Suspended

An attorney who represents other attorneys has been suspended on an interim basis by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department for non-cooperation with an investigation Respondent was admitted to practice by the Appellate Division, First Department... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Appellate Division First Department, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department


Cassandra's Lament

According to the web page of the District of Columbia Bar, a disciplinary hearing is scheduled to begin this morning at 9:30 am in In re Brenda Wagner, DN. 20- BD - 059. Further according to the web page, there... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Cassandra, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Bar, Brenda Wagner


Payment Dispute with Emory Prevents Foreign LLM From Sitting For Georgia Bar

The Georgia Supreme Court has held that its Board of Bar Examiners did not abuse its discretion by refusing to certify an applicant's academic credentials to sit for the bar examination. The court denied the petition to waive its foreign... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Emory, Georgia Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Georgia Bar, Board of Bar Examiners


Ohio Discipline Hearings

Ohio's June 2021 discipline hearings with zoom links are announced on the Supreme Court web page June 2 Medina County Bar Association v. Andrew Charles Schriver Case No. 2020-079 Respondent’s counsel: None Hearing link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkfuiqqj4tH9V0CjH2SC7_fLGxK_6q30n_ June 3 Columbus Bar Association... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Ohio, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Columbus Bar Association, Medina County Bar Association, Andrew Charles Schriver


Not Always A Happy Ending

Sometimes the imposition of professional discipline really is a sad duty. Such a matter fell to a Louisiana Hearing Committee, which had recommended a year and a day suspension with all but six months stayed in light of an attorney's... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Louisiana Hearing Committee