Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 58765
Attorney Name Quinn, Paul Charles
DBP Docket No. 39 DB 2006
Supreme Court Docket No. 1274 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Donna M., Snyder
Counsel for Respondent
Decision Date 2007-10-19
Effective Date 2007-11-19
Case Digest During 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Respondent was delinquent in obtaining the required annual Continuing Legal Education credits within the mandated time frame. By Order dated March 19, 2004, 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 the Continuing Legal Education requirements. Respondent failed to file a Statement of Compliance within 10 days of the effective date of the transfer Order, as required by Pa.R.D.E. 217(e). During May 2004, approximately one month after being placed on inactive status, Respondent was hired as an attorney in Philadelphia. Respondent failed to advise his employer of his ineligibility to practice law. While on inactive status, Respondent entered his appearance, or allowed his firm to enter his appearance, in two cases in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County. Respondent was reinstated to inactive status on May 26, 2006, after fulfilling his CLE credits and paying his registration fees. Respondent was suspended for three months.
Rule Violation(s) RPC 5.5(a), 8.4(d), Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(3), 217(c)(2), 217(d), 217(e), 217(j)(1), 217(j)(2), 217(j)(3), (j)(4)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for three months
Points of Law
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