NYU Prof. Stephen Gillers Reports on the NY Lawyer Discipline System

By | June 14, 2014

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 »

Due Process and the Tennesee Lawyer Discipline System

By | June 12, 2014

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 »

WSBA Washington Lawyer Discipline System

By | June 11, 2014

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 »