A few days ago Judge Richard Posner, for a panel of the 7th Circuit, threw out a class action settlement regarding claims related to Pella windows. Decision. What the lawyers have done in the case and the fees they claimed is shocking. In situations like this one wonders whether the local bar discipline process will step into the… Read More »
This complaint is interesting. See Attorneys face discipline for DUI setup during shock jock trial. Fox June 3, 2014. Looks like the whole firm was involved. How does the attorney discipline system work in Florida? — Florida Bar and its Department of Attorney Regulation.
NYU Prof’s Study Calls NY Attorney-Discipline System ‘Broken’ by Pete Brush Law360, New York (May 23, 2014, 5:32 PM ET) — New York’s attorney-discipline process is cloaked in secrecy and its outcomes vary widely between the state’s four appellate divisions, which administer cases, according to a new study, made available Thursday, that calls the system… Read More »
RPC 5.1 says: (a) A partner in a law firm, and a lawyer who individually or together with other lawyers possesses comparable managerial authority in a law firm, shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that the firm has in effect measures giving reasonable assurance that all lawyers in the firm conform to the Rules of… Read More »
On June 12, 2014, the Bangor Daily News reported that a Maine lawyer has been disciplined for not taking action to stop foreclosure proceedings he was involved in which were based upon faulty, robo-signed affidavits. Decision and Order of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.
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 the hands of the Tennessee Supreme Court, one entity. The discipline system created by Supreme… Read More »
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 Rule 9 combines investigative, enforcement, and adjudicative authority in the same agency; creates a financial… Read More »
The Washington State Bar Association has, as one of its primary purposes, the discipline of lawyers who practice law in the state of Washington. Over 35% of the WSBA’s budget, each year is devoted to the Washington Lawyer Discipline System. The Washington Lawyer Discipline System has two main parts: Prosecution and adjudication. Both parts are… Read More »