Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 27431
Attorney Name Ward , Michael M.
DBP Docket No. 19 DB 2009
Supreme Court Docket No. 23 RST 2010
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Carmen C. Nasuti
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2010-09-28
Effective Date 2010-09-28
Case Digest After being on inactive status for 19 years for failure to file the annual registration statement and pay the annual fee required by Enforcement Rule 219, Petitioner filed a petition for reinstatement. The Disciplinary Board found that Petitioner did not prove his competency and moral qualifications because he misrepresented himself as a “licensed” attorney to a part-time employer, Talx, Inc., to make himself a more attractive candidate for a hearing consultant in unemployment compensation hearings and then failed to perform the duties Talx required of him.
Rule Violation(s)
Discipline Imposed Reinstatement Denied
Points of Law Petitioner who fails to acquaint himself with the limitations placed upon him as an inactive attorney by Enforcement Rule 217 and thereafter misrepresents his status to improve his chances of employment and then not perform the duties of that employment, fails to sustain his burden of proving moral qualifications and competency for readmission to practice law under Rule 218(d)(3).
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