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To Disbar Or Not To Disbar

A potentially significant bar discipline matter involving entrusted funds will be argued this Wednesday in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The panel consists of Associate Judges Beckwith and McLeese and Senior Judge Ruiz. The D.C. rules governing advanced... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Beckwith, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, McLeese


Gallipoli

The New Jersey Supreme Court rejected a two-year suspension proposed by a majority of the Disciplinary Review Board and ordered disbarment of an attorney who failed to comply with the affidavit requirements of two suspension orders. From the DRB recommendation... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Gallipoli, DRB, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board


Upskirt Photo Convictions Draw New Jersey Sanction

The New Jersey Supreme Court imposed a one-year suspension for his "upskirt photograph" convictions. From the recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board Respondent’s convictions relate to his taking "upskirt" photographs of women, without their knowledge or consent. Specifically, on June... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board Respondent, New Jersey Sanction


Consent Discipline In D.C.

As readers may recall, I am a huge believer in the use of consent discipline procedures to resolve bar prosecutions, if adequate procedures exist to ensure fairness to the attorney and appropriate discipline for the misconduct. Readers may also recall... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


"Disturbing Emails" To Bar Association Lead To Disbarment

The New York attorney discipline system has a singularly speedy and harsh response to an attorney's failure to respond to a complaint. The Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department entered a disbarment order yesterday In August 2019, the Attorney... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, Appellate Division, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, First Judicial Department


Unsupported Petition Denied

The New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department has denied a petition for reinstatement respondent's application lacks certain required proof and documentation, such as all copies of any filed income tax returns. Further, petitioner points out that the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department


Disbarment For Disclosure Obligation Violations

The Minnesota Supreme Court has disbarred a former prosecutor charged with disclosure violations The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a petition for disciplinary action alleging that respondent Thomas H. Pertler has committed professional misconduct warranting... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Disbarment For Disclosure Obligations

The Minnesota Supreme Court has disbarred a former prosecutor charged with disclosure violations The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a petition for disciplinary action alleging that respondent Thomas H. Pertler has committed professional misconduct warranting... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, Thomas H Pertler


Alleged Violation Of Virus Shutdown Order Draws Judicial Misconduct Charges

The Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has filed charges against a judge who held hearings in contravention of the coronavirus rescheduling order Respondent received the order on Friday, March 13, 2020; however, she failed to abide by its terms. The proceedings held... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Judicial Ethics and the Courts


Stayed Disbarment In Jeopardy

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the temporary suspension of an attorney subject to a stayed order of disbarment Respondent Daniel Martin Lieber is an attorney who we previously disbarred, In re Lieber, 699 N.W.2d 722, 722 (Minn. 2005) (order),... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Daniel Martin Lieber


No Suspension For Misdemeanor Tax Conviction

An attorney's misdemeanor tax convictions presented a question of first impression in New Jersey, resulting in a public censure by the New Jersey Supreme Court. The Philadelphia Business Journal reported on the criminal case. The Disciplinary Review Board recommended that... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board


Suspension For Repeat DUIs

The Indiana Supreme Court has imposed a one-year suspension without automatic reinstatement for this stipulated misconduct In September 2018, Respondent was employed as an assistant city attorney for the City of Anderson. On September 5, after Respondent began drinking alcohol... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Anderson, Indiana Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Excessive Fee For Finance Charges

The Iowa Supreme Court has imposed a 30-day suspension of a previously-disciplined attorney. The prior case He was previously disciplined in 2010 after he had a sexual relationship with a client and disclosed confidential information about the client during his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Iowa Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Time Served

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals accepted a recommendation for consent discipline In this disciplinary matter, the Ad Hoc Hearing Committee (the Committee) recommends approval of a petition for negotiated attorney discipline. See D.C. Bar R. XI, § 12.1(c).... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Hoc Hearing Committee the Committee


"The Whole Enchilada"

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has ordered an attorney's interim suspension after a recent hearing Following the hearing on September 2, 2020 and upon consideration of the testimony together with the exhibits and materials submitted, as well as arguments of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Permanent Disbarment: A Tennessee First

From the web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court today entered an order permanently disbarring an attorney from practicing law in Tennessee. A lawyer is “disbarred,” that is, expelled from the legal profession, when the Supreme... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Reciprocal Sanction For Sandusky Prosecutor

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has imposed reciprocal discipline based on the Pennsylvania suspension reported by Patch.com A Montgomery County-based attorney who played a crucial role in the prosecution of convicted child sex offender Jerry Sandusky has been suspended... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Jerry Sandusky, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board


Strike Three

The Georgia Supreme Court rejected an attorney's third petition for voluntary discipline In this third petition, William Leslie Kirby III (State Bar No. 220475) again seeks voluntary discipline in connection with his admitted misconduct in four separate State Bar matters,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Georgia Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, William Leslie Kirby III


Mandamus Granted: Proceed Or Dismiss

The Virgin Islands Supreme Court has granted mandamus relief to an attorney who is the subject of a disciplinary investigation. The complaint On May 25, 2018, Mark W. Eckard, Esq. filed a grievance against Burns with the ODC. In his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Burns, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Virgin Islands Supreme Court, Mark W Eckard Esq


One DUI, Two Sanctions

An attorney who had consented to a year and a day suspension in Louisiana for a DUI received a lesser sanction as reciprocal discipline by the Mississippi Supreme Court From the record before us, it appears that this was Easterly’s... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Mississippi Supreme Court From


"Falsehoods Have A Tendency To Metastasize Like Cancer"

A cautionary tale from the Iowa Supreme Court With trial looming and a discovery sanctions motion pending, a woefully underprepared lawyer told opposing counsel and the court that his client had accepted the opponent’s $15,000 settlement offer. But the client... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Iowa Supreme Court With


False Statements Draw Lengthy Proposed Suspension

An Illinois Hearing Board proposes a three-year suspension of an attorney for misconduct in his law school application In 2005, Respondent took the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and applied, unsuccessfully, to the University of Chicago Law School. In 2006,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, University of Chicago Law School, Illinois Hearing Board


Florida Rejects Diploma Privilege

The Florida Supreme Court rejected a plea to change its rules to permit bar admission based on a law school diploma due to the pandemic's impact on the bar examination Petitioners, now, ask the Court to adopt emergency rules that... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Court, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Conditional Admission In Florida

The Florida Supreme Court adopted a proposal to remove "conditional" admission as a separate class of Bar membership The proposed amendments reorient how the Bar treats members with a history of drug, alcohol, or psychological issues that are admitted to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Reinstated And Resigned

The New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department granted a suspended attorneys request to be reinstatement and accepted her resignation. In March 2017, respondent was suspended from the practice of law for one year by the Supreme Court... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department


A Winter Vacation?

A Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Saskatchewan has imposed a sanction based on an agreed statement of facts. The Hearing was convened to consider a Formal Complaint set out by the Conduct Investigation Committee of the L.S.S. against... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Hearing Committee, Conduct Investigation Committee, Law Society of Saskatchewan


Revoked Again

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has accepted the license revocation by consent of an attorney. He had been reinstated from a prior revocation Attorney Mazza was admitted to the practice of law in Wisconsin in 1965 and practices in Pewaukee. In... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Pewaukee, Mazza, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Reprimand For Posting Deposition Video On YouTube

The North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the imposition of a reprimand This disciplinary action arose from defendant’s misconduct related to her 2010 lawsuit against Ally Financial, Inc. (“Ally Financial”) in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, U S District Court, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Ally Financial Inc, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Ozark As Non-Fiction: Acquitted Attorney Consents To Disbarment

An attorney who was acquitted of murder charges has consented to disbarment by the Kansas Supreme Court In 2012, the Disciplinary Administrator initiated an investigation of the respondent Susan Elizabeth Van Note, an attorney admitted to the practice of law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Susan Elizabeth Van


Misprision Of Felony

A federal felony conviction drew a two-year and until further court order suspension from the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department As relevant, on July 12, 2018, respondent pleaded guilty, in the United States District Court for... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, United States, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process