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When Lawyers Break the Law: How the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Disciplines Members of the Bar Who Commit Crimes

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dc.contributor.author Cunningham, Larry
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-09T17:23:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-09T17:23:24Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation 6 U.D.C. L. Rev. 9 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/489
dc.description.abstract This article will attempt to synthesize the D.C. Court of Appeals' jurisprudence on the discipline of lawyers who commit crimes. It will demonstrate that the D.C. Court of Appeals' decisions, since the 1970s, are far from a disorganized body of cases and rules. Rather, what has evolved over the last three decades has been a "system," an organized and routine approach to the discipline of lawyer criminals. Part II will outline the procedural aspects and protections of the system. Part III will discuss dozens of Court of Appeals' cases on the subject of "moral turpitude." It will attempt to draw the line between crimes that require automatic disbarment and those that do not. Part IV will test the system by considering difficult cases-sad stories that from time-to-time have forced the Court of Appeals to attempt to refine the "moral turpitude" line. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of the District of Colombia Law Review
dc.relation.uri http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/udclr6&id=13&collection=journals&index=journals/udclr
dc.relation.uri https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/I0cf8bd0123f111dbbab99dfb880c57ae/View/FullText.html
dc.subject Lawyer discipline en_US
dc.subject Moral turpitude en_US
dc.subject DC Court of Appeals en_US
dc.title When Lawyers Break the Law: How the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Disciplines Members of the Bar Who Commit Crimes en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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