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Recovery After Bar Discipline

Any lawyer who has been through the bar discipline process will tell you it was one of the most stressful, horrific experiences of their career. It truly is the low point. So you would think, having been through it once, they would do everything possible to avoid going through it again. Unfortunately, plenty of lawyers face the disciplinary system for a second, third or even fourth time. This raises two questions: Why do attorneys continue making mistakes after being through the system, and what can lawyers do to truly recover from the experience, so they are never in the state bar's cross-hairs again? ... READ THE REST

Originally published July 13, 2015
Last updated April 27, 2018
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