Lawyer disciplinary issues are tricky, especially when penalties are meted out by different states, which may not share the same disciplinary rules, traditions, or attorney practice requirements and qualifications.
“An attorney who had been suspended for two years in Oregon received a lighter six-month suspension in Massachusetts. One of the misconduct findings related to theft charges where the attorney had taken a Hewlett-Packard personal digital assistant from an electronics store. Two other findings of misconduct in Oregon were not a basis for imposed identical reciprocal discipline in Massachusetts: ….” (link to full post)
For more about Oregon’s lawyer disciplinary rules and clients, visit the Oregon State Bar’s Public Information webpages.