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May, 2016

Disciplinary Complaint

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“Whether you want to admit it or not, the process has begun and the clock is already ticking.”

You’ve Got Mail (Just Not the Good Kind)

You open your mail box. Flipping through the daily mail, you hope for a check and expect a few bills, but behind a glossy mailer and an annoying letter from opposing counsel, you find a certified letter–and it’s from Office of Disciplinary Counsel. The letter advises that an ethics complaint has been filed against you. Whether you want to admit it or not, the process has begun and the clock is already ticking.  This post explores what happens next.

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MEDIATION: A LITTLE HISTORY

You didn’t expect to be here, but yet here you are — stuck in a lawsuit over which you seem to possess little control.  Now, your lawyer says he wants to “mediate” your case and wants a response from you soon. Unfamiliar with the process, you wonder if you should say “yes.” Maybe a little history will help you to make your choice.

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