Source: (2012) Nevada Law Journal. 12:350--363.

Seen through my cynic’s lens, the restorative attorney discipline advocated by Brown and Wolf11 more than meets the standard for likely effectiveness— provided that those presiding over it are prepared to make distinctions between those attorneys who are in trouble in spite of their good faith or merely because of an episode of weakness and those who really should be culled from the profession. Because of particular characteristics of the legal profession and attorney disciplinary matters, it is more susceptible to ADR initiatives such as restorative discipline. Several aspects of the practice of law account for this.

Read Full Article