Pennsylvania makes strides in attorney discipline
(3/22/2006) - A national consumer legal reform group has listed Pennsylvania as the “most improved” state for lawyer discipline. A group known as HALT, which boasts 50,000 members, has issued its 2006 Lawyer Discipline Report Card that ranks Pennsylvania fifth in the nation over all. The ranking is a turnaround from 2002, when the stateâ€™s system was rated as worst in the nation. The report card sites the development of the disciplinary systemâ€™s first Web site, which posts the names of sanctioned attorneys, a more organized staff that now provides the American Bar Association with statistics on its case processing; and “added transparency in the disciplinary process.
For more information, go to HALTâ€™s Web site.