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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 19383
Attorney Name Wille, Ivan
DBP Docket No. 116 DB 2005
Supreme Court Docket No. 1064 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Donna M. Snyder
Counsel for Respondent John Rogers Carroll
Decision Date 2006-01-24
Effective Date 2005-10-07
Case Digest By Order dated February 6, 1996, effective March 7, 1996, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania transferred Respondent to inactive status pursuant to Rule 111(b) of the Pennsylvania Rules for Continuing Legal Education for failure to comply with Continuing Legal Education requirements. Respondent received notice of this Order. Respondent failed to file a Compliance Statement within ten (10) days after the effective date of the transfer to inactive status. Respondent continued to practice law in Pennsylvania following his transfer. To date, Respondent has not petitioned to be reinstated and remains on inactive status. During the period of inactive status, Respondent was listed as an attorney in the 1997-2004 legal directories even though he was not authorized to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Respondent also continued to maintain and operate an office for the practice of law and entered his appearance in several cases in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, in Philadelphia Orphans’ Court, and in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. During this time period Respondent faxed coversheet letterhead indicating that he was eligible to practice law in the Commonwealth. Respondent, by way of mitigation, sought treatment, in the nature of thirty days of inpatient treatment from the Caron Foundation, in Wernersville, PA. Respondent also began the process of counseling and recovery from many years of alcohol abuse.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 5.5(b), 7.1(a), 7.5(a), 8.4(a), 8.4(c), and 8.4(d); Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(3) via Pa.R.D.E. 217(c)(2), 217(d), 217(e), 217(j)(1), 217(j)(4)(ii) and (j)(4)(iv)-(j)(4)(x).
Discipline Imposed Suspension for one year and one day
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