Friday, December 12, 2008

Suspension For Judge Shopping

A lawyer who had been suspended for 45 days by a Michigan federal district court for judge shopping was suspended for the same period of time by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board. The attorney had stipulated that the conduct had violated rules of the district court. I don't think I have seen a prior case involving discipline for such conduct (judge shopping, not violation of court rules). (Mike Frisch)

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Suspended for violating Rule 11. The statement does not cite to any ethical rule. Apparently, Rule 11 is itself now an ethical rule.

Most lawyers around here earn their living by judge shopping.

Stephen

Posted by: FixedWing | Dec 12, 2008 10:06:50 AM

I am bothered that no actual ethical rule is cited in the suspension order.

Is this really some sort of contempt hearing, but in another forum? Are the procedural safeguards the same?

Posted by: Larry Gillis | Mar 1, 2009 7:11:06 AM

This post makes allot of since.

Posted by: Chris | Mar 23, 2009 2:42:04 PM

Well, that lawyer just got screwed. I would like to know who actually decided on his suspension, they are pretty dumb in my opinion.

Posted by: Hobby Greenhouses | Mar 27, 2009 1:33:53 AM

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