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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 59387
Attorney Name Block , Michael L.
DBP Docket No. 81 DB 2010
Supreme Court Docket No. 1614 DD No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel Anthony P. Sodroski
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2010-11-23
Effective Date 2010-12-23
Case Digest Respondent was suspended from the practice of law in the State of New Jersey for a period of six months and until the further Order of that Court. Matter of Michael L. Block, 201 N.J. 159, 989 A.2d 254 (2010). The New Jersey Supreme Court also imposed the following conditions: prior to reinstatement to practice, Respondent shall provide proof of his fitness to practice law as attested to by a mental health professional approved by the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics (“NJOAE”); and upon reinstatement, Respondent shall practice under the supervision of a practicing attorney approved by the NJOAE for a period of two years and until the further Order of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Id. at 159, 989 A.2d at 254. By reciprocal Order dated November 23, 2010, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania suspended Respondent for “six months consistent with the Order of the Supreme Court of New Jersey dated February 9, 2010.” Respondent has a record of discipline in Pennsylvania. On June 28, 2004, Respondent received an informal admonition (C1-02-1151). By reciprocal Order dated August 30, 2007, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Respondent from the practice of law “consistent with” an Order of the Supreme Court of New Jersey dated February 20, 2007. Matter of Block, No. 1257 Disciplinary Docket No. 3. By Order dated March 10, 2008, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Respondent on consent for one year and one day, to run concurrently with the suspension imposed on August 30, 2007, at No. 1257 Disciplinary Docket No. 3. Matter of Block, No. 1321 Disciplinary Docket No. 3.
Rule Violation(s)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 6 months, reciprocal
Points of Law
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