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A Study Of The Relationship Between Bar Admissions Data And Subsequent Lawyer Discipline, Leslie C. Levin, Christine Zozula, Peter Siegelman Dec 2012

A Study Of The Relationship Between Bar Admissions Data And Subsequent Lawyer Discipline, Leslie C. Levin, Christine Zozula, Peter Siegelman

Leslie C. Levin

The research reported here uses information from the admissions files of lawyers admitted to the Connecticut bar from 1989 to 1992 to compare those who were disciplined with those who were not disciplined. It analyzes information reported during the bar admissions process that may predict later lawyer misconduct including, inter alia, prior criminal history, problem credit history, prior employment history, academic misconduct, substance abuse, and psychological history. The study reveals that many of the responses on the admissions application are statistically associated with an elevated risk of future discipline. Nevertheless, these variables nevertheless make very poor predictors of subsequent misconduct ...


Creating An International Network Of Lawyer Regulators: The 2012 International Conference Of Legal Regulators, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

Creating An International Network Of Lawyer Regulators: The 2012 International Conference Of Legal Regulators, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This short article provides an overview of the first-ever "International Conference of Legal Regulators," which was held in London in September 2012. It includes background information about the history of the London conference, identifies some of the London programs and attendees, and provides links to the website on which the London Conference materials are posted. The article also includes a brief discussion of the benefits that an international network might provide and explains that international networks are common in other regulated fields. Finally, this article provides information about the upcoming second International Conference of Legal Regulators, which will be held ...


Reflections On U.S. Policies Regarding 'Effective Regulation And Discipline' And Foreign Lawyer Mobility: Has The Time Come To Talk About The Elephant In The Room?, Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

Reflections On U.S. Policies Regarding 'Effective Regulation And Discipline' And Foreign Lawyer Mobility: Has The Time Come To Talk About The Elephant In The Room?, Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

The ABA has adopted four model policies that address, in one way or another, the issue of foreign lawyer mobility. These policies are the ABA Model Foreign Legal Consultant Rule, which is commonly known as the FLC rule, the ABA Model Rule for Temporary Practice by Foreign Lawyers, which is commonly known as the FIFO rule, ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5, which permits foreign lawyers to serve as in-house counsel, and the ABA Model Rule on Pro Hac Vice Admission. All four of the ABA’s foreign lawyer mobility recommendations include a requirement that the mobile foreign ...