Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 60682
Attorney Name Harris, Chauncey
DBP Docket No. 150 DB 2002
Supreme Court Docket No. No. 930 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Donna M. Snyder
Counsel for Respondent Pro se
Decision Date 2002-07-15
Effective Date 2002-08-15
Case Digest This case involved Respondent practicing law while on inactive status by holding himself out as an active attorney in that he maintained a street level office with a three foot sign in the window stating ”Law Office of Chauncey Harris, Esquire.” Respondent also accepted a fee from a client to represent that client in a traffic court matter, providing his client with Respondent’s business card and failing to advise his client he was on inactive status.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 5.5(b), 7.1(a), 8.4(c), and Pa.R.D.E. 217(d) and 217(e
Discipline Imposed Suspension for one year and one day.
Points of Law Respondent had a prior history of private discipline and had been transferred to inactive status on three separate occasions for failure to pay his annual Attorney Registration fee and for failure to complete CLE requirements.
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