Attorney Disciplinary ProceedingsWe frequently have been retained by attorneys to represent them in all stages of disciplinary proceedings before the Departmental Disciplinary Committee.
In the investigative stages we answer the Departmental Disciplinary Committee’s charges, meet with the staff member from the Committee, and attempt to convince the Committee that no charges should be brought.
If charges are brought, we evaluate the case and counsel the client on the best approach to resolve the matter. Since cooperation with the Committee and candor by the attorney-respondent are factors that are considered in determining a sanction, how to handle the defense is a critical question and the correct response must be carefully determined. We have had great success in the appropriate case in convincing the Panel that no sanctions, or only minimal sanctions, are warranted.