257 ABA Journal Lawyer Discipline articles.
Disbarment recommended for lawyer accused of ramming car into rented vehicle on ex’s driveway, spitting on cops
A disciplinary referee is recommending immediate disbarment for a suspended Orlando, Florida, lawyer accused of ramming her car into a rented vehicle on her ex-husband’s driveway, breaking his girlfriend’s car windows and spitting on police.
May 13, 2021 12:52 PM CDT
As the legal profession ages, dementia becomes an increasing concern
The legal profession may struggle to identify lawyers experiencing cognitive decline, partly because those who are struggling are good at hiding their problem.
May 12, 2021 3:35 PM CDT
3 men face federal hate crimes charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s death
Three Georgia men facing state charges of murder in the 2020 death of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery have…
Apr 29, 2021 4:17 PM CDT
Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will be suspended from law for one-year for physically abusing two women during long-term relationships and a third woman, a lawyer, during a…
Apr 28, 2021 2:35 PM CDT
Apr 28, 2021 10:35 AM CDT
Lawyer gets 5-year suspension for firing gun into colleague’s law office
A lawyer who practices in Portland, Oregon, has received a five-year suspension for firing six bullets into the law office of a colleague, narrowly missing the law firm manager who was in the building.
Apr 27, 2021 12:08 PM CDT
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Apr 7, 2021 11:31 AM CDT
Lawyer resigns from bar after he is accused of forging prosecutor’s signature
Ethics regulators in Massachusetts have accepted the resignation of a lawyer who was accused of signing an assistant U.S. attorney’s name to a settlement agreement in litigation against the U.S. government.
Apr 6, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
Top tips for lawyers who struggle with self-compassion to develop inner strength
There are three levels of positive responses to suffering. The first, sympathy, is merely the mental recognition that suffering is present. The second, empathy, includes an emotional component, with the effect that we feel for the person who is suffering. The third, compassion, includes the desire or motivation to do something about that person’s suffering.
Apr 1, 2021 9:08 AM CDT
Trump has to face defamation suit
Donald Trump has lost his bid to delay a defamation suit that was based on his status as president. The New York Court of…
Mar 31, 2021 4:45 PM CDT
Lawyer who said disbarment would be an ‘honor’ gets his wish
A Washington, D.C., lawyer who told ethics regulators that disbarment would be an “honor” will no longer be allowed to practice law in the district.
Mar 31, 2021 3:15 PM CDT
Clients were satisfied with the work of lawyer Doreen Zankowski, who worked “exceedingly hard” and produced excellent results, according to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
But substantial evidence shows that…
Mar 31, 2021 10:00 AM CDT
California judges must consider defendant’s ability to pay when setting bail, ruling says
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it is unconstitutional to keep criminal defendants behind bars simply…
Mar 26, 2021 3:14 PM CDT
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