Monday, June 15, 2009

Reinstatement Roadmap

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the reinstatement of an attorney who had been suspended for two years in 2006.The misconduct, which involved misuse of entrusted funds, had been the product of his alcoholism. The principal issue in the reinstatement proceeding was his efforts at recovery. He had achieved five years of sobriety as of last Saturday. He had supporting testimony from his AA sponsor, attorneys in his community, a deputy sheriff and his wife, also an attorney in recovery for addiction issues. He also had been employed as a judicial clerk for approximately 18 months. The judge was    "[o]ne of the most persuasive witnesses" on his behalf. (Mike Frisch)

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