Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 41809
Attorney Name Lappe, Paula M.
DBP Docket No. 38 DB 2004
Supreme Court Docket No. 1007 DD No. 3
County Fayette
Disciplinary Counsel David M. Lame
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2005-05-11
Effective Date 2005-06-10
Case Digest In 2 matters Respondent accepted a retainer and performed little or no work. She was later transferred to inactive status for failing to fulfill her continuing legal education requirements, and she did not notify her clients of her inability to present them. She did not participate in the disciplinary process by failing to answer the Petition for Discipline and later failing to appear for the disciplinary hearing. Petitioner issued a subpoena for certain financial records from Respondent and she did not comply with the subpoena.
Rule Violation(s) 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.4(b), 1.5(b), 1.16(d), 8.1(a), 8.4(c), 8.4(d), Rule 217(a) and (e), Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Suspension for Two Years
Points of Law Disciplinary Board Report conclusively states that any factual allegation in a Petition for Discipline not timely answered is deemed admitted. Rule 208(b)(3), Pa.R.D.E.
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