Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bar Counsel Investigations

A notable and positive trend in the regulation of the legal profession is the use of professionally trained investigators to assist disciplinary counsel in proving ethics violations. My former colleagues at the District of Columbia Bar Counsel heap praise on their two investigators, whose ability to 223356_magnifying_glass uncover facts aids in determining whether a complaint merits prosecution or dismissal. A new organization of bar investigators has recently been founded. The organization will promote interstate cooperation and an investigatory network that will likely improve the quality of disciplinary prosecutions nationwide. (Mike Frisch)

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