Category Archives: Due Process

The Costs of the WSBA Discipline System

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% … Continue reading

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The WSBA

As a bar association (forced) we find something we dislike and punish a member whose conduct in the past is like what we dislike today.

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Tennessee Lawyer Discipline System — Due Process Revisited

In a recent post, the due process of the Tennessee lawyer discipline system was an issue in discipline system case.  The court held that due process was not denied a lawyer where lawyer investigation, investigation, prosecution and adjudication were in … Continue reading

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Due Process and the Tennesee Lawyer Discipline System

The Supreme Court of Tennessee recently confronted the issue of whether the state’s lawyer discipline system violated due process.  See Long v. Board of Professional Responsibility,  “Long contended that Rule 9 is unconstitutional and violates his due process rights because … Continue reading

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