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disbarment

n. the ultimate discipline of an attorney, which is taking away his/her license to practice law often for life. Disbarment only comes after investigation and opportunities for the attorney to explain his/her improper conduct. Sometimes an attorney may be reinstated upon a showing of rehabilitation and/or cure. (See: disbar)

See: disqualification, exclusion, expulsion, ostracism, rejection
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Admitted to practice: 1983) Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to disbarment.
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If the Treasury suspends or disbars someone from practice before it, the FTB--after notice and opportunity for a proceeding--must suspend or disbar that person from practice before the FTB during the period of the federal suspension or disbarment, unless the FTB determines that the action of the Treasury clearly was erroneous.
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Disciplinary proceedings may lead to censure, disbarment or suspension.
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Proposer shall provide a history of any legal action resulting in disbarment from doing work for any Municipal, County, State or Federal governmental agency.