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Paradox lost: The potential of restorative attorney discipline — with a cautionary call for making distinctions.

Stempel, Jeffrey
June 4, 2015

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.


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