Category Archives: Lawyer sanctions for revealing confidential information

Illinois Hearing Board recommends 90 day suspension for former Assistant Public Defender for multiple rule violations, including conduct that disrupted the court

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Report and Recommendation of the Hearing Board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission recommending a 90 day suspension for an Illinois Assistant Public Defender for … Continue reading

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Illinois Hearing Board recommends 5 month suspension for lawyer who posted undercover video related to client on Youtube and alleged that the drugs were planted

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent report and recommendation of an Illinois disciplinary hearing board that an Illinois lawyer be suspended for 5 months for posting an undercover video of an alleged drug … Continue reading

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Georgia Supreme Court says reprimand is insufficient when, inter alia, a lawyer uses confidential client information to rebut client’s negative reviews on the internet

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Supreme Court of Georgia disciplinary opinion rejecting a proposed reprimand for a lawyer who, inter alia, posted confidential client information on the internet in response to … Continue reading

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Illinois Disciplinary Commission Hearing Board reprimands lawyer for e-file confidentiality breach and failing to supervise non-lawyer staff

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent opinion of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Hearing Board reprimanding a lawyer for e-file confidentiality breach and failing to supervise his non-lawyer staff.  The … 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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Illinois disciplinary board recommends 6 month suspension for lawyer who “overreached” on a fee and sent communication to a prosecutor violating attorney/client confidentiality and implicating client

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Illinois disciplinary review board report and recommendation that a criminal defense lawyer receive a 6 month suspension for his misconduct in representing and defending clients in two … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court imposes one year suspension on lawyer for disparaging client and revealing client’s confidences in court documents

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent disciplinary opinion of the Supreme Court of Florida which imposed a one (1) year suspension on a Florida lawyer who made disparaging comments about a client and … Continue reading

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