Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Second Probation

I had wondered in an earlier post whether there has been any attempt to study the success rate of probation in bar discipline cases. Here's another failed probation case-- the attorney had been placed on probation in October 2006. The conditions required that the attorney "abide by all of the terms of his criminal probation for driving while intoxicated and maintain abstinence from alcohol and other mood-altering chemicals." He thereafter "consum[ed] alcohol to intoxication, as verified by a breath test..." and failed to notify the bar of the violation of criminal probation. Sanction: public reprimand and two years' unsupervised probation, imposed by order of the Minnesota Supreme Court. The attorney also must maintain total abstinence and attend weekly AA meetings.(Mike Frisch)

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