Lawyer Discipline

171 ABA Journal Lawyer Discipline articles.

‘Disturbingly inappropriate’ emails bring suspension for former judge and lawyer
An administrative law judge and government lawyer have been suspended from law practice for participating in an email chain with a group of lawyers calling themselves the “Forum of Hate.”
2-year suspension recommended for lawyer over ‘aggressive tactics and relentless vindictiveness’
Chicago lawyer Joel Brodsky, best known for representing an Illinois police officer convicted of murdering one of his ex-wives, should be suspended for two years for misconduct, the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission said Tuesday.
Former BigLaw lawyer can start the process to return to practice after prison sentence, state supreme court says
Corrected: A former Fox Rothschild partner who was sentenced to federal prison for insider trading may start the reinstatement process to practice law again, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled earlier this week.
New York top court doesn’t see C-word as a compliment, orders judge’s ouster
New York’s top court has ordered the ouster of a part-time judge who referred to a lawyer as a "c- - - on wheels" and "eyelashes" in emails to clients.
Lawyer disbarred for secretly referring his law firm’s clients to outside lawyers
A Pennsylvania lawyer has consented to disbarment after his conviction for defrauding his law firm out of $3.4 million by secretly referring its personal injury clients to outside lawyers for a cut of the fees generated.
Former BigLaw partner agrees to suspension after insider trading conviction
A former partner at two large law firms has agreed to a three-year suspension after his conviction for insider trading.
Lawyer who ‘actively avoided’ payment of malpractice settlement gets suspension
An Ohio lawyer who “actively avoided” paying a $25,000 malpractice settlement has been suspended from law practice.
Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman is suspended for switching sides after leaving the group
Updated: Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman has been suspended for 90 days and ordered to take a continuing legal education course on conflicts of interest.
Lawyer accused of spitting on protester, kneeing officer in groin is charged with hate crime, felony battery
A white Wisconsin lawyer accused of spitting on a black protester and kneeing a police officer in the groin is facing criminal charges in connection with the two incidents.
Lawyer suspended after state bar alleges he creates ‘massive waste of judicial resources’
The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to the emergency suspension of a lawyer accused of wasting judicial resources, blowing deadlines and making dishonest statements.
Lawyer gets suspended for pursuing lawsuit of more than $67M over lost pants
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has suspended a former administrative law judge who claimed in a lawsuit that a dry cleaners owed him more than $67 million for losing his pants.
Lawyer accused of spitting on protester, shoving another and kneeing officer in groin
A Wisconsin lawyer was arrested twice over the weekend for allegedly spitting on a protester, shoving another and kneeing a police officer in the groin.
California appeals judge is removed from bench for sexual harassment and unwanted touching
California’s Commission on Judicial Performance has ordered the removal of Justice Jeffrey Johnson from the California Courts of Appeal for misconduct that included unwanted touching and sexual harassment.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge prevented from fixing jobless system; state will stop sharing COVID-19 data

Separation of powers stops Florida judge from ordering unemployment system fix

Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper said Thursday that Florida law and the Constitution’s separation of powers doctrine is…

Lawyer convicted for chest bumping a prosecutor wins reinstatement to law practice
The Louisiana Supreme Court reinstated a lawyer Tuesday who had been suspended for a year and a day for chest bumping a prosecutor in a judge’s chambers.

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