Friday, March 11, 2011

Should All Lawyer Scoldings Be Public?

Here is a link to a story in the Wall Street Journal law blog that asks whether all lawyer scoldings should be public. It says, in part:

"One most effective ways to deter bad behavior is to publicly expose those who are caught.
Yet, in most states, lawyers frequently are disciplined behind closed doors, through private admonitions or sanctions, rather than through formal, public censures or fines.

. . . . But Rodd Santomauro, the new executive director of HALT, a legal consumer advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., says . . . that “There should not be any private reprimands whatsoever when it comes to disciplining attorneys,” . . ."

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