Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Reasons Remain Confidential

An order dismissing a disciplinary matter from the Delaware Supreme Court

This 23rd day of February 2018, it appears to the Court that the Board on Professional Responsibility filed its Report in this matter under Rule 9(d)(5) of the Delaware Lawyers’ Rules of Disciplinary Procedure finding no ethical violations and thus recommending no sanction be imposed. Neither the Respondent nor the Office of Disciplinary Counsel has filed objections to the Board's Report. The Court has reviewed the matter carefully and concludes that the Board’s Report and Recommendation should be approved.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the Report of the Board on Professional Responsibility docketed on December 6, 2017 is hereby APPROVED.
The matter is hereby CLOSED.


At Turner’s request, and without objection from the ODC, the Court has made this confidential order public. In all other respects, however, the proceedings and record of the Board shall remain confidential.

I do not view confidentiality in such circumstances to be sound policy.  Credible self-regulation requires (in my view) public access to all bar proceedings even if dismissal is the correct outcome.  (Mike Frisch)


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