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Lawyer Discipline

265 ABA Journal Lawyer Discipline articles.

Suspended lawyer admits stealing from ex-wife, former mother-in-law by opening credit cards in their names

A suspended Pennsylvania lawyer pleaded guilty Monday to identity theft and related offenses for opening credit cards using the identities of his ex-wife and former mother-in-law.

How lawyers can reengineer our profession from the bottom up

Sometimes you just have to tear something down and start over again—like when you were a child and built a house of blocks or constructed a bridge with your Erector set, and it came tumbling down. You discovered too late that the foundation was not strong. It needed a redo.

‘I destroyed my life’: Former Willkie co-chair suspended for paying $75K to boost daughter’s ACT score

Gordon Caplan, the former co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, has been suspended from law practice for two years for participating in the college admissions scandal.

Former administrative law judge is censured for punching a lawyer outside a party

A former administrative law judge in New York has been censured for punching a legal aid lawyer outside a Manhattan party in October 2016.

How lawyers can honor Black History Month with action

This February, we mark Black History Month at a time of sharpened focus on institutional racism, the Black Lives Matter movement and a raging pandemic that has disproportionately impacted minority communities.

Pro-Trump lawyer L. Lin Wood posts addresses of ethics board members after he learns of bar probe

A lawyer who advanced stolen election claims on behalf of former President Donald Trump is asking an “Army of Patriots” to investigate the State Bar of Georgia’s disciplinary board.

Former public defender agrees to suspension, partly for firing 3 women after confrontation with his wife

The former public defender in Jacksonville, Florida, has agreed to accept a six-month suspension, partly for firing three women when confronted by his wife.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge in ethics trouble for school dispute; lawyer sues ex-client who punched him

Panel recommends judge’s removal for school-dispute conduct

A judicial ethics panel has recommended removal of a judge in Union County, New Jersey, based on her conduct after her children’s Catholic…

5 ways to be shameless in 2021

Negative self-judgment is a career killer. When we believe that we are fundamentally flawed, it is like swimming upstream 24 hours per day, seven days per week. We aren’t born that way, but we learn that we are unworthy from an early age. The problem for lawyers arises when our careers do not go as planned.

Afternoon Briefs: Governor seeks Sidney Powell’s disbarment; ex-Davis Polk associate avoids sanctions

Michigan governor seeks disbarment of election lawyers

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking disbarment of Texas lawyer Sidney Powell and three Michigan lawyers for claims made in unsuccessful lawsuits…

After filing election suits, pro-Trump lawyer L. Lin Wood is asked to undergo mental health evaluation

The State Bar of Georgia has asked lawyer L. Lin Wood Jr., a supporter of former President Donald Trump, to take a mental health examination after he got kicked off a defamation case for “surprising incompetence” in election litigation.

Lawyer gets probated suspension in Lysol can attack

A Kentucky lawyer convicted for an aerosol can attack on another lawyer has received a 180-day suspension of his law license, but it won’t be imposed if he stays out of disciplinary and legal trouble for two years.

Lawyer is arrested and disbarred after alleged threats and accusations of judicial witchcraft

A Florida lawyer accused of making outrageous and threatening online remarks was arrested earlier this month and disbarred last week.

Lawyer suspended for Facebook advice on how to shoot an abuser and avoid conviction

A Nashville, Tennessee, lawyer has been suspended for advising a Facebook friend on how she could use the castle doctrine to protect herself if she shot a former boyfriend she had accused of abuse.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers seek Rudy Giuliani’s suspension; scholars support post-presidency impeachment power

Dozens of high-profile lawyers seek Rudy Giuliani’s suspension

Dozens of high-profile lawyers have signed a letter to New York disciplinary authorities calling for an ethics investigation and interim suspension of…

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