Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 78320
Attorney Name Forrest, Jr., Harry Curtis
DBP Docket No. 134 DB 2003
Supreme Court Docket No. No. 966 DD No. 3
County Delaware
Disciplinary Counsel Alan J. Davis
Counsel for Respondent Samuel C. Stretton
Decision Date 2005-03-24
Effective Date 2005-04-23
Case Digest Respondent was found to have engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when he continued to practice law on behalf of two clients after he was placed on inactive status for failure to complete his Continuing Legal Education requirements. The Disciplinary Board also found that Respondent engaged in a misleading communication by using his legal letterhead while on inactive status, but that his engagement in the unauthorized practice of law did not constitute the commission of a crime.
Rule Violation(s) RPC’s 5.5(b), 7.5(a), 8.4(c), 8.4(d), and Rule 217, Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Suspension for one year and one day.
Points of Law An attorney who engages in the unauthorized practice of law will be suspended for a period of not less than one year and one day in order to require the filing of a Petition for Reinstatement.
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