There are 35,000 members of the WSBA. About 100 or so are disciplined each year — that’s a paltry .0028 % of the 35,000 members. The WSBA pays about $5,000,000 a year to achieve this result – that is about 48% of the WSBA’s lawyer license revenue in a fiscal year. That’s about $50,000 on average per disciplined member per year. The cost to the individual on the other side of the WSBA Washington Lawyer Discipline System equation might be as much as $250,000 together with the impact to the lawyer’s reputation. — “What others believe or have opinions generally held about someone or something.”
Steve Marrival, a deputy prosecuting attorney, has filed a whistleblower complaint with the state Attorney General’s office against county Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and a complaint with the Washington Bar Association against Lindquist and six deputy prosecutors. Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP The Associated Press reports that Deputy Prosecutor, Steve Marrival filed a complaint listing 85 cases of prosecutor misconduct since 2000 in Pierce County. http://www.ctpost.com/news/crime/article/Despite-misconduct-prosecutors-rarely-face-6421812.php
Houston Legal, a lawyer blog in Houston, Texas, which is part of the Houston Chronicle, reports that 8 Texas lawyers & 3 judges disciplined have recently been disciplined. The reports do not describe the conduct which formed the exact basis for the ethics violations.