Monthly Archives: November 2012

Illinois discipline board recommends 2 year suspension for Illinois lawyer/arbitrator’s numerous ex parte communications with counsel for a party and other misconduct

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss recent Illinois disciplinary hearing board report and recommendation that an Illinois lawyer/arbitrator be suspended from practice for 2 years for conspiring to keep a public administrative proceeding a … Continue reading

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Ohio lawyer receives 1 year suspension for disclosing attorney/client confidential information to former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss recent Ohio Supreme Court opinion suspending a lawyer for 1 year for disclosing confidential information to former Ohio State University head coach Jim Tressel.  The case is Disciplinary Counsel … Continue reading

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Kansas appeals court research lawyer is fired for tweeting that an ex-attorney state general was a “naughty, naughty boy” and “d—chebag” during a Bar disciplinary hearing

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss recent media articles about a Kansas appeals court research lawyer who was fired for tweeting that an ex-AG was a “naughty naughty boy” and “douchebag” during Bar disciplinary … Continue reading

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Illinois disciplinary board recommends 4 month suspension for state prosecutor who pulled gun on process server attempting to serve a complaint and summons

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent report and recommendation of the Illinois disciplinary board of a 4 month suspension for prosecutor who pulled a gun on a process server who was attempting … Continue reading

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Dodd-Frank deposit insurance provision which insures unlimited lawyer IOTA funds will expire on 12/31/12 unless renewed by Congress and funds will then qualify only as pass-through fiduciary funds up to $250,000.00 per client

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the scheduled expiration of the Dodd-Frank Deposit Insurance Provision on December 31, 2012 which would remove the unlimited deposit insurance coverage for Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTAs- called … Continue reading

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Louisiana discipline board recommends denial of readmission of lawyer disbarred in Louisiana and later admitted in Georgia using false name and failing to disclose La. admission, disbarment, and felony conviction

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Louisiana Disciplinary Board recommendation that a lawyer who was previously disbarred in Louisiana but was admitted to practice in Georgia after using a false name and … Continue reading

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Idaho lawyer receives public reprimand for filing motion to withdraw stating that a magistrate judge was “lazy, incompetent, biased, prejudiced; or all or some of the above”

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Idaho State Bar Professional Conduct Board’s public reprimand of a lawyer who filed a motion to withdraw and stating that the judge was “either biased toward … Continue reading

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