Tuesday, May 27, 2008

No Lesser Sanction

A lawyer who was disbarred in Colorado last December for dishonest conduct was disbarred as reciprocal discipline by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The lawyer's plea for lesser discipline in Oklahoma fell on deaf ears:

Rymer appears to advocate that he should not be disbarred in Oklahoma because of his lack of previous discipline in Oklahoma and Colorado, his alleged cooperation in the investigation against him, and the alleged unusual circumstances surrounding the Colorado proceedings. He further appears to advocate that this Court's order of discipline should be effective from the time that he voluntarily suspended himself from the practice of law in Colorado. Rymer's reasons for imposing a discipline less than disbarment and for making this Court's order effective retroactively are unconvincing.

Rymer's reasons? Is there a punster on the Oklahoma Supreme Court?  (Mike Frisch)

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