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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 16551
Attorney Name Autman, Jr., William L.
DBP Docket No. 138 DB 2002
Supreme Court Docket No. 768 D.D. No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Gloria R. Ammons
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2002-10-18
Effective Date
Case Digest By order of the Supreme Court of Delaware dated June 3, 2002, Respondent was suspended from the practice of law for a period of three years, effective June 17, 2002 for violations of Respondentís professional duties, including lack of competence in client affairs, failure to maintain proper financial records, failure to file tax returns, and dishonest conduct in representations made to a governmental agency and to the Court on Respondentís Annual Registration Statement. The Court further ordered that Respondent shall conduct no act directly or indirectly constituting the practice of law, including the sharing or receipt of any legal fees. Respondent was prohibited from having any contact with clients or prospective clients or witnesses or prospective witnesses when acting as a paralegal, legal assistant, or law clerk under the supervision of a member of the Delaware Bar.
Rule Violation(s) None
Discipline Imposed Three Year Reciprocal Suspension
Points of Law A lawyer who works with a law firm while on suspended status shall not receive or share any legal fees and shall have no contact with clients, witnesses, or prospective clients or witnesses.
Report/Opinion not available