Saturday, March 16, 2013
The California State Bar Court has recommended disbarment in a matter where the attorney violated the conditions of a previously-imposed disciplinary probation.
The attorney admitted the violations but sought mitigation of sanction.
The court rejected the attorney's efforts to mitigate the sanction based on his asserted personal and psychological issues, noting that there was no supporting expert testimony.
Rather , the court concluded that "the avoidance of [the attorneys] professional and ethical responsibilities appears to be chronic, if not habitual." (Mike Frisch)