Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Treatment For Previously Undiagnosed Condition Leads To Reinstatement

The North Dakota Supreme Court reinstated an attorney suspended in 2002 who had also been suspended in Minnesota on a reciprocal basis and for additional misconduct. The attorney had paid costs and restitution. Further:

"at the time of [the attorney's] discipline she suffered from undiagnosed bipolar disorder, which affected her ability to carry out her responsibilities to clients. The Hearing Panel also found that [the attorney] is currently on medication for her disorder, and with adjustments to her medication and case load, [the attorney] has been able to work productively as a paralegal for the [named] law firm during the past two and one-half years." (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2007/12/the-north-dakot.html

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That is really good news. I hope word of the decision spreads to lawyers concerned for lawyers programs across the country.

Posted by: W.R. Chambers | Dec 4, 2007 12:34:01 PM

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