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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 49128
Attorney Name Carlitz , Debbie Ann
DBP Docket No. 131 DB 2007
Supreme Court Docket No. 1336 DD No. 3
County Bucks
Disciplinary Counsel Donna M. Snyder
Counsel for Respondent Jeffrey Robert Solar
Decision Date 2008-03-26
Effective Date 2008-04-25
Case Digest 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. The effective date of the transfer was August 25, 2005. Despite knowing she had been transferred to inactive status, Respondent continued to represent clients in a civil matter in the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County. In particular, Respondent personally took the deposition of two witnesses at her law office. Respondent continued to use letterhead indentifying herself as licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Respondent filed pleadings and other legal documents; represented herself to clients, judges, court personnel and third parties as a lawyer; had contact with clients or their representatives; rendered legal consultation or advice to a client; and negotiated or transacted a matter for or on behalf of a client with third parties and had contact with third parties regarding such negotiations or transaction.
Rule Violation(s) 5.5(a), 7.1, 8.4(c), 8.4(d), Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(3), 217(a), 217(b), 217(c)(1), 217(c)(2), 217(d), 217(e), 217(j)(1), 217(j)(2), 217(j)(3), and 217(j)(4)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 1 year and 1 day
Points of Law
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