Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 81819
Attorney Name James, Janeane Michelle
DBP Docket No. 120 DB 2005
Supreme Court Docket No. No. 1088 DD 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Cathy Young Thomer
Counsel for Respondent Samuel C. Stretton
Decision Date 2006-01-05
Effective Date 2006-02-05
Case Digest On November 1, 2002, Respondent was transferred to inactive status for failure to pay her attorney registration fee, and on November 14, 2002, Respondent was again transferred to inactive status for failure to comply with the CLE requirements. Respondent continued to practice law after being transferred to inactive status and after being notified by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the charges against her. Respondent collected legal fees from four individuals and provided little to no legal services.
Rule Violation(s) 5.5(b)(adopted 10/16/87, revised and renumbered RPC 5.5(a) effective 5/15/04), and Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(3) via Pa.R.D.E. 217(j)(2)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for eighteen months
Points of Law Supreme Court ordered Respondent to pay restitution to two clients whom she collected legal fees while on inactive status and provided no legal services.
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