Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Return To Practice

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted the reinstatement petition of a lawyer who had been disbarred a decade ago for misappropriation of client funds. He had been convicted of seven counts of theft by deception as a result. The petitioner has been treated for bipolar disorder and alcoholism (which appeared to be the root cause of the violations) and appears to be secure in his treatment and sobriety. While there is no guarantee of continued sobriety, the board and court were sufficiently impressed with his favorable evidence to permit his resumption of law practice. He has been employed in a number of capacities before obtaining employment as a paralegal and had made restitution of the misappropriated client funds. (Mike Frisch)

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Good decision.

Posted by: W.R. Chambers | Nov 7, 2007 9:20:09 AM

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