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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)

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(Admitted to practice: 1994) Shelowitz was found in contempt for failure to comply with the terms of a May 26, 2011, disbarment order.
(Admitted to practice: 1996) Alexis was found in contempt for failure to comply with the terms of her March 17, 2011, disbarment. Alexis did not submit to the Bar a sworn affidavit listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities to which she gave notice of her disbarment.
However, the testimony at the center of the disbarment issue was thrown out of the Lewinsky case, and the the Jones harassment itself case was thrown out of a state court after a judge ruled it was frivolous.
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(Admitted to practice: 1988) Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to disbarment. A disciplinary matter pending against Bedard involved claims, made by a prior client, of the misuse of client funds.
(5) Gadon is currently facing two previous complaints of disbarment, one for promoting the extermination of Muslims in the Philippines like cockroaches and rats and another for 'showing dishonesty, arrogance, and rudeness during the impeachment hearing against Sereno at the House of Representatives.'
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has advised the Office of the President to be wary of a judge, whom she did not name, who is reportedly lobbying for himself a slot in the Supreme Court (SC) and using the presidential daughter's disbarment case as passport to get the appointment.
While recognizing the many disbarment cases pending before the SC, the Senate panels requested that the case be given 'preference and be dealt with as soon as possible considering that another life was lost because of the barbaric practices of the fraternity.'
University of Santo Tomas (UST) Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina maintained his 'clear conscience' in the face of possible disbarment proceedings over the death of law freshman Horacio 'Atio' Castillo III due to hazing.
"The stipulation also contains the parties' assertion that disbarment is the appropriate discipline to impose under ABA Standard 4.11, which provides that 'disbarment is generally appropriate when a lawyer knowingly converts client property and causes injury or potential injury to a client.'"
The young Duterte said she discovered that Marquez and a certain Gemma Sotto were interfering on the disbarment case filed against her after she punched court-sheriff Abe Andres in 2011.
Civil   Attorney Discipline Disbarment The only issue was the appropriate discipline to impose on attorney Joseph Michael Capistrant.