Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,    
DBP Docket No. 135 DB 2002
Supreme Court Docket No. N/A
Disciplinary Counsel Susan N. Dobbins
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2003-06-06
Effective Date 2003-06-29
Case Digest Respondent was to receive an Informal Admonition in May 2002 for his violations of Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.5(b) and 1.16(d), with the condition that he repay $1,000 to Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security. Respondent appeared for the Informal Admonition but had not paid the condition and was given an additional three months to comply. He failed to pay the $1,000 so formal charges were initiated. Respondent subsequently went on inactive status for failure to pay his lawyer assessment fee. At the time of the Prehearing Conference, Respondent was still on inactive status and expressed his financial inability to pay the condition. Case proceeded on abbreviated procedure based on Respondent's testimony at Prehearing Conference. Respondent received the original Informal Admonition as he had to pay the $1,000 to Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security before he could resume active status.
Rule Violation(s) 8.4(d), 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.5(b), 1.16(d), Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(2) / 204(b)
Discipline Imposed Informal Admonition
Points of Law
Report/Opinion not available