Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Not Barred But Disbarred

The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred an attorney who had never been barred in that jurisdiction. The attorney had, nonetheless, set up a law office in Rockville, Maryland. The attorney not only engaged in unauthorized practice, but falsely representing that she was admitted in Maryland. The attorney also committed client-related ethical violations in two matters.

The court concluded that disbarment was appropriate: "It is of no consequence that [the attorney] has never been admitted to the Maryland Bar." The order "operates as an immediate directive that [the attorney] 'promptly notify the disciplinary authority in each jurisdiction in which [she] is admitted to practice of the disciplinary sanction imposed by [this Court].' " (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2011/01/not-barred-but-disbarred.html

Bar Discipline & Process | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef0148c7fcb755970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Not Barred But Disbarred:

Comments

Post a comment