"Annotated Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions, Second Edition is an essential resource, presenting an authoritative and practical analysis of the cases and other legal authorities essential to understanding the application of the black letter Standards. Since their adoption the Standards have served as a model comprehensive system for the imposition of lawyer disciplinary sanctions that leaves appropriate flexibility for courts and disciplinary agencies. For lawyer discipline to be truly effective, sanctions must be based on clearly developed standards. Inappropriate sanctions can undermine the goals of lawyer discipline: sanctions which are too lenient fail to adequately deter misconduct and thus lower public confidence in the profession; sanctions which are too onerous may impair confidence in the system and deter lawyers from reporting ethical violations on the part of other lawyers. Inconsistent sanctions, either within a jurisdiction or among jurisdictions, cast doubt on the efficiency and the basic fairness of all disciplinary systems. This edition presents an authoritative and practical analysis of the cases and other legal authorities essential to understanding the application of the black letter Standards and is a must buy for state supreme courts, lawyer disciplinary counsel, and disciplinary adjudicators." -- Publisher's website.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Standards for imposing lawyer sanctions Purpose and nature of sanctions Sanctions Factors to be considered in imposing sanctions.