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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 18849
Attorney Name Galfand , Myrna W.
DBP Docket No. 5 DB 2010
Supreme Court Docket No. 1721 DD No. 3
County Philadelphia
Disciplinary Counsel Amelia C. Kittredge
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2011-06-10
Effective Date 2011-07-10
Case Digest Following the suspension of her husband, Marvin F. Galfand, Respondent continued to use the firm name “Galfand & Galfand,” continued to allow her husband to answer the office telephone, and to negotiate with opposing counsel and court personnel. Respondent appeared at an Arbitration Hearing in the Court of Common Pleas in a case in which she was counsel of record and permitted her husband to take the role of lead counsel.
Rule Violation(s) PC 5.5(a), 7.1, 7.5(a), 8.4(a), 8.4(c), 8.4(d), Pa.R.D.E. 203(b)(3) 217(j)(4)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 1 year and 1 day
Points of Law A rare case of assisting a formerly admitted attorney in the unauthorized practice of law .
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