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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 59387
Attorney Name Block, Michael L.
DBP Docket No. 8 DB 2007
Supreme Court Docket No. 1335 D.D. No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Gloria Randall Ammons
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2008-03-10
Effective Date 2008-03-10
Case Digest Respondent engaged in the practice of law in one matter while on inactive status. Respondent failed to notify the client that he was ineligible to practice law in the Commonwealth. During the course of the representation, Respondent failed to keep the client informed in regard to her legal status. Respondent failed to respond to the client’s request for information. Upon termination of representation, Respondent failed to promptly forward the client’s file, which included the client’s personal property, to her new attorney. Respondent failed to file a Statement of Compliance after he was transferred to inactive status.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 1.4(a)(former); RPC 1.4(a)(3); RPC 1.4(b); RPC 1.16(d); Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(3) via Pa.R.D.E. 217(c)(1); Pa.R.D.E. 217(c)(2); Pa.R.D.E. 217(d) Pa.R.D.E.; 217(e) Pa.R.D.E; and 217(j)(4)(iv)-(vii).
Discipline Imposed Suspension of one year and one day concurrent with prior suspension
Points of Law
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