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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 50365
Attorney Name Taylor, Jr., Calvin
DBP Docket No. 253 DB 2010
Supreme Court Docket No. 1702 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Richard Hernandez
Counsel for Respondent James C. Schwartzman
Decision Date 2011-04-06
Effective Date 2011-05-06
Case Digest Respondent engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in two client matters (representing a mother and her minor child in an arbitration hearing and representing a criminal defendant in a week-long jury trial) while on administrative suspension. Respondent also failed to withdraw his appearance in a total of seven client matters and to notify his clients, the courts, and opposing counsel of his administrative suspension. In mitigation of discipline, Respondent cooperated with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, admitted his misconduct, and exhibited remorse for his misconduct. Also, Respondent had no record of discipline. Although not characterized as a mitigating circumstance, Respondent underwent several significant personal events that distracted Respondent from attending to his CLE requirements.
Rule Violation(s) 1.4(b), 1.16(a)(1), 5.5(a), 8.4(c), 8.4(d), Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(3) 217(c)(1), 217(c)(2), 217(e),.217(j)(4)(iii), 217(j)(4)(iv), 217(j)(4)(v), 217(j)(4)(vi), and 217(j)(4)(vii).
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 18 months.
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