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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 38640
Attorney Name Pease, Clark W.
DBP Docket No. 143 DB 2001
Supreme Court Docket No. 695 D.D. No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Raymond S. Wierciszewski
Counsel for Respondent Pro Se
Decision Date 2001-10-11
Effective Date 2001-11-10
Case Digest By order of the Supreme Court of New Jersey dated May 22, 2001, Respondent was suspended from the practice of law for three months for misconduct involving: providing financial assistance to a client in connection with pending or contemplated litigation; failure to supervise a nonlawyer employee; giving something of value to a person for recommending the lawyer’s legal services; directly contacting a prospective client concerning a specific event when such contact has pecuniary gain as a significant motive; compensating a person to recommend or secure the lawyer’s employment by a client or as a reward for having made a recommendation resulting in the lawyer’s employment by a client; accepting employment when the layer knows or it is obvious that the person who seeks the lawyer’s services does so as a result of conduct prohibited under NJ RPC 7.3(f); and violating or attempting to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assisting or inducing another to do so, or doing so through the acts of another. By Notice and order dated August 21, 2001, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania directed Respondent to inform the Court of any claim he had that the imposition of identical or comparable discipline in this Commonwealth would be unwarranted and the reasons therefore. By order dated October 11, 2001, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania suspended Respondent for three months.
Rule Violation(s) NJ RPC 1.8(e), 5.3(c), 7.2(c), 7.3(b) (4), 7.3(d), 7.3(f) and 8.4(a).
Discipline Imposed Three Month Reciprocal Suspension Reinstatement – 2/27/02
Points of Law
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