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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 0
Attorney Name Anonymous,    
DBP Docket No. 147 DB 1999
Supreme Court Docket No.
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Richard Hernandez
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2001-08-14
Effective Date 2001-09-13
Case Digest Respondentís misconduct consisted of her failure to follow up with her client regarding the details of a Property Settlement Agreement and to respond to her clientís inquiries regarding the preparation and recording of a deed for the transfer of real estate and the preparation and filing of a Qualified Domestics Relations Order. Respondent received a private reprimand for her misconduct despite an extensive record of discipline consisting of one informal admonition and four private reprimands. Two weighty factors in determining the discipline to impose was that Respondentís misconduct did not prejudice her client and that Respondent no longer practices law in Pennsylvania, having relocated to another state.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.4(a) and RPC 1.4(b)
Discipline Imposed Private Reprimand after formal charges
Points of Law Respondentís misconduct consisted of her failure to follow up with her client regarding the details of a Property Settlement Agreement and to respond to her clientís inquiries regarding the preparation and recording of a deed for the transfer of real estate and the preparation and filing of a Qualified Domestics Relations Order. Respondent received a private reprimand for her misconduct despite an extensive record of discipline consisting of one informal admonition and four private reprimands. Two weighty factors in determining the discipline to impose was that Respondentís misconduct did not prejudice her client and that Respondent no longer practices law in Pennsylvania, having relocated to another state.
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