Sunday, April 3, 2011

Suppose A Lawyer on Inactive Status Takes Case for No Fee

Suppose a lawyer is on inactive status and helps out an ailing fellow lawyer and the lawyer’s client, and accepts no fees for his services.  In Pennsylvania, the result is suspension by the state Supreme Court for a year and a day. The disciplinary system takes inactive status seriously.  Here is a link to the story from the e-newsletter of the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


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