Monday, March 5, 2007

Back In The Saddle Again

The National Organization of Bar Counsel's case of the month for January 2007 is a reinstatement case from Wisconsin. The attorney had been disciplined three times for a variety of misconduct that appears to be a product of an ingrained lack of civility ("cantankerous and grouchy" in the words of the majority). In one instance, he had hounded a judge with charges of misconduct, hiring a private investigator to look into the judge and taking out newspaper ads soliciting complaints against the judge. The judge committed suicide. The petition for reinstatement was granted despite testimony of several witnesses in opposition and over the dissents of three judges of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The NOBC reports a newspaper quote from the attorney that he expects to practice law as he had prior to his various suspensions. (Mike Frisch)

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