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30 Sep 2008, 5:13 pm
A judge was ordered to appear before the Florida Supreme Court for administration of a public reprimand. The sister of his former law partner was arrested for domestic battery against her husband. Even though the matter was not assigned to... [read post]
14 Oct 2008, 6:53 pm
When a lawyer who is the subject of a bar complaint sues the complainant in retaliation, such a suit may form the basis for a separate disciplinary charges. A lawyer admitted in 1962 was suspended for a year and until... [read post]
24 Oct 2008, 1:09 pm
An attorney convicted of intentional disobedience of a court order of protection "by leaving a series of letters, cash and gifts at a woman's residence" was placed on probation and later charged with violation of the probation conditions. He failed... [read post]
6 Nov 2008, 7:13 pm
A Louisiana hearing committee has recommended the disbarment of a lawyer for misconduct in the wake of his brother's death in Saudi Arabia while employed by Halliburton. The violations were brought to the attention of disciplinary authorities by the lawyer's... [read post]
21 Nov 2008, 3:26 pm
An attorney who was convicted of possession of cocaine was suspended for nine months by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The attorney had recently seperated from his wife of 35 years and had been introduced to cocaine by a woman whom... [read post]
16 Dec 2008, 4:12 pm
The North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of a wife charged with her husband's murder. The court rejected, among other claims, the contention that statements of the prosecutor in opening and closing arguments (not objected to... [read post]
29 Jan 2009, 8:05 am
From the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court:The Supreme Court of Ohio today publicly reprimanded Judge John M. Stuard of the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas and assistant county prosecutor Christopher D. Becker for professional misconduct arising from... [read post]
31 Jan 2009, 4:29 pm
The Missouri Supreme Court indefinitely suspended an attorney for a minimum of six months for misconduct committed during his representation of a defendant on felony forgery charges. The lawyer advised the prosecutor that his client was the godchild of Terry... [read post]
2 Mar 2009, 1:09 pm
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals found a lawyer had violated an earlier disciplinary order and suspended the lawyer as a result of the contempt: It is abundantly clear that Respondent completely failed to comply with the directives set... [read post]
4 May 2009, 4:43 am
Posted by Jeff Lipshaw Brian Leiter started a comment thread on the status of big law firm hiring freezes, pay contractions, downsizing, and other indicia of the downturn. Our Bill Henderson responded to Brian's call as follows: I have been... [read post]
12 May 2009, 5:27 am
The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility issued a report last week recommending that David Safavian be disbarred for his conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude. Under D.C. case law established in the disciplinary case against Charles Colson,... [read post]
13 May 2009, 1:20 pm
The Oklahoma Supreme Court imposed a twelve month suspension of a relatively inexperienced attorney who had falsified billing and travel records, resulting in client payments in excess of the appropriate amounts. The attorney explained: ...[the attorney] stated that she did... [read post]
28 May 2009, 8:18 am
Posted by Jeff Lipshaw I have nothing to say about the nomination, and very little reaction, other than this seems to be a perfectly fine nomination of a perfectly fine judge who has the temerity not to have a consistent... [read post]
16 Jun 2009, 10:52 am
The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department affirmed an order dismissing a number of claims against lawyers and a law firm: Plaintiff alleges fraud and fraudulent inducement against all defendants, breach of contract against the Weksler brothers,... [read post]
7 Aug 2009, 8:13 am
The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department has imposed a two-year suspension as reciprocal discipline as a result of that same suspension in Massachusetts. The court described the findings of misconduct of the Massachusetts court: In January... [read post]
10 Aug 2009, 8:33 am
The Tennessee Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee has issued an opinion regarding situations that may arise when a trial court presides over a class action case in which the parties agree pursuant to the cy pres doctrine that a portion of... [read post]
2 Dec 2009, 4:22 pm by Legal Profession
In a sharply worded 41-page opinion, an Arizona hearing officer rejected all disciplinary charges in a case brought over a decade after the (complex) events took place. The attorney was a member a law firm in which a partner had... [read post]
2 Dec 2009, 7:40 am by Legal Profession
The Tennessee Supreme Court agreed that a hearing panel had acted within its authority and affirmed an order of disbarment. The attorney initially had defaulted on consolidated charges arising from four client complaints. At a subsequent hearing on sanction, he... [read post]
18 Dec 2009, 3:11 pm by Legal Profession
The Louisiana Supreme Court has imposed reciprocal discipline in a case that we previously covered. The lawyer had filed "in excess of 4,700 applications or petitions seeking immigration benefits for clients. However, respondent himself was illegally present in the United... [read post]
21 Dec 2009, 5:28 am by Legal Profession
Posted by Jeff Lipshaw Jacqueline Lipton over at The Faculty Lounge observed that the self-described teaching style au courant in FRC interviews these days is something called "soft Socratic." Here's Jacqueline's description: "When asked about their 'teaching style', candidates invariably... [read post]