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Treadmill Of Ethics Violations

Justice Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has concluded that an attorney violated multiple ethics rules of professional conduct in his representation of the husband in a domestic matter. The attorney had advised the client to enter his ex-wife's... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Justice Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court


On The (Northern) Beaches

The Council of the Law Society of New South Wales has removed an attorney from its rolls for misappropriation. The respondent conceded that he was guilty of 67 complaints which had been brought against him by the applicant which we... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New South Wales, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Northern Beaches, Council of the Law Society


Bar Announces Florida Discipline Sanctions

The Florida Bar announced disciplinary sanctions in a number of matters. Highlights Peter Dale Fellows, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228, Miami, disbarred effective 30 days from a December 4 court order. (Admitted to Practice: 1999) In one matter, Fellows... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Miami, Florida Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Stayed Suspension For Premature Taking Of Personal Representative Fees

The Missouri Supreme Court has a summary of a bar discipline decision The chief disciplinary counsel’s office seeks discipline for an attorney’s conduct while serving as the personal representative of an estate in a probate case. In a decision written... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Missouri Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


From Divorce To Disbarment

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has suspended an attorney pending final discipline based on his New York disbarment. Zappin was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in New York. The First Department had applied collateral... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, First Department, Zappin


Consent Suspension For Alford Plea To Negligent Injuring

The Louisiana Supreme Court has accepted a three-year consent suspension of an attorney who entered an Alford plea to negligent injuring. The Advocate reported on the criminal charges A Prairieville man is accused of attempted murder after repeatedly ramming his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana Supreme Court, Alford, Prairieville, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Florida Sanctions Announced By Bar

The Florida Bar announced disciplinary sanctions in a number of matters. Highlights Peter Dale Fellows, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228, Miami, disbarred effective 30 days from a December 4 court order. (Admitted to Practice: 1999) In one matter, Fellows... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Miami, Florida Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Burdens Of Management

The Vermont Supreme Court approved the imposition of private discipline as proposed by a Panel of its Professional Conduct Board for a managing partner's mismanagement of the firm trust account. The attorney has practiced for 34 years and is the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Vermont Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


February D.C. Bar Exam At Risk

It appears that the federal government shutdown has placed the administration of the February 2019 District of Columbia Bar examination in jeopardy. From the court's web page IMPORTANT NOTICES During the federal government shutdown the Committee on Admissions is closed.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Bar, Committee on Admissions


Less Than Disbarment

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has accepted a three-year suspension as discipline for an attorney's criminal conviction On April 14, 2015 respondent pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Southern District of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, United States District Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Have Mercy Percy: When A Man Becomes A Woman

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered a nine month suspension with conditions for reinstatement This case illustrates how easily a lawyer’s decision to pursue a litigation strategy that is less than truthful can lead to multiple violations of the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, PERCY, New Mexico Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Bad Sister

An attorney who resigned from the Texas Bar was disbarred as reciprocal discipline by the South Carolina Supreme Court Respondent was accused of defrauding a University of Alabama sorority out of approximately $234,000. At the time of her indictment, respondent... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, University Of Alabama, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Texas Bar, South Carolina Supreme Court Respondent


Tweeting Student Gets Attorney Reprimanded

The Law Society of Upper Canada Tribunal Hearing Division has reprimanded an attorney for failing to supervise a tweeting articling student This is an application by the Law Society for a determination that the respondent Marco Forte (the “Lawyer”) committed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Law Society, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Marco Forte


Full Restitution Must Precede Reinstatement

The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that a suspended attorney's failure to make his victim whole barred reinstatement. The Bar sought guidance on whether insurance payments satisfy the obligation While the Mississippi Bar supports Stanford’s petition for reinstatement, its support... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Stanford, Mississippi Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Mississippi Bar


Threats Get Attorney Suspended

The Indiana Lawyer has the story behind a recent suspension order of the Indiana Supreme Court An Indianapolis attorney charged with intimidation against a Marion County court and other offenses has been suspended from the practice of law after the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


False Testimony Requires Suspension

An attorney's false statement at his disciplinary hearing merits an actual 30 day suspension as proposed by the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility. The problems began at the outset On May 10, 2012, Cynthia Coleman-Fields died intestate following... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Board, Cynthia Coleman


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


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


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


"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


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


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


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