Tuesday, October 4, 2011
A Maryland attorney consented to disbarment under somewhat unusual circumstances. According to the order entered by the Court of Appeals:
At the time of oral argument scheduled before this Court on September 7, 2011, Respondent expressed his intention to consent to disbarment, after which the parties submitted a Joint Petition for Disbarment by Consent...
Something like this happened to me once as disciplinary counsel.
The case involved Ruthann Aron, who was convicted of plotting to kill her husband and an attorney. The issue before the D.C. Court of Appeals was whether such behavior involved moral turpitude. She consented to disbarment after the issue was fully briefed and argued, depriving the world of an answer to the question.
Sure trying to kill your spouse is understandable, but plotting against an attorney is taking it a bit too far. (Mike Frisch)