Friday, December 6, 2013

Please complete this survey, it may help suggest changes to the disciplinary process in Georgia

Clark D. Cunningham, the Director of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP) and Professor of Law and Ethics at Georgia State University College of Law has asked me to post this message:
A case in Atlanta that has caught the attention of the media this week opens a brief window of opportunity during which it may be possible to get an initiative going to  strengthen Georgia’s attorney discipline procedures. I am thinking of writing a letter to our state bar’s Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Proceedings recommending a number of changes. I would like to have as much comparative information about other states as possible when I write that letter. I have developed a very short on-line survey that would take less than 5 minutes to complete if the person is familiar with their own state’s disciplinary system. As you can see on the form, I offer to share the results.  Here is the link:  

As you will see from the survey it appears that Georgia has some unique rules.  Clark is trying to gather information on whether other jurisdictions have similar rules.  I completed the survey and it really does take less than five minutes to do so.