Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pennsylvania Discipline Highlights

The fine web page of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board has a post describing the most significant 2010 disciplinary cases. The criteria for selection:

Each January we review the disciplinary cases decided by the Pennsylvania disciplinary system in the past year and select the five cases which seem most significant. The criteria we look at include

Unusual or extraordinary fact situations;

Decisions which address legal issues that often come up in disciplinary cases;

Decisions which discuss the meaning of one of the Rules of Professional Conduct or Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement;

Decisions which present reviews of prior cases on a subject;

Decisions regarding situations which may arise regularly in the practice of law.

Among the highlights are a disbarment case involving an attorney who went on a shooting spree that killed five people and critically wounded a sixth victim. (Mike Frisch)

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