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           THE LAw GOVERNING LAWYERS 3D





  Generally

  N.D.Ohio Bkrtcy.Ct.2015. Cit. generally in case quot. in sup. In an adversary proceeding brought by
  Chapter 7 trustee for the recovery of two vehicles that debtor had transferred to his attorney or their
  value against debtor's attorney, this court granted plaintiff s motion for summary judgment, holding that
  there were no genuine issues of material fact. The court acknowledged that it could ascertain state law
  by considering the Restatements, and in this case, relied upon Restatement Third of the Law Governing
  Lawyers § 43, Comment d, to determine that defendant did not obtain an attorney's charging lien. In re
  Hadley, 541 B.R. 829, 838.



                  CHAPTER 1.   REGULATION OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION

                  TOPIC 2.   PROCESS   OF  PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

                           TITLE   C. PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE

  § 5. Professional Discipline

  Md.2015. Com. (b) quot. in case quot. in sup. State attorney-grievance commission brought a
  disciplinary action for professional misconduct against attorney, alleging that defendant violated
  Maryland law by working as a home-improvement contractor without a valid license and engaged in
  dishonest, fraudulent, and deceitful conduct during investigations by the Maryland home improvement
  commission and bar counsel. The trial court entered judgment against defendant. This court affirmed
  and ordered disbarment, holding that defendant violated numerous rules of professional conduct. Citing
  Restatement Third of the Law Governing Lawyers § 5, the court explained that, even though defendant's
  misconduct did not involve the practice of law, the outcome was warranted because his actions drew
  into question his ability or willingness to abide by his professional responsibilities. Attorney Grievance
  Com'n of Maryland v. Young, 445 Md. 93, 108, 124 A.3d 210, 219.



                    TOPIC   5. LAW-FIRM   STRUCTURE AND OPERATION

        TITLE  B. LIMITATIONS ON NONLAWYER INVOLVEMENT IN A LAW FIRM

  § 10. Limitations on Nonlawyer Involvement in a Law Firm

  Mo.App.2015. Com.  (b) cit. and quot. in ftn. Non-lawyer business manager at a law firm brought, inter
  alia, a breach-of-contract action against firm and firm's owner, alleging that defendants' failed to
  compensate him for his 50% ownership interest in the firm. The trial court granted defendants' motion




m A lm      For earlier citations, see the Appendices, Supplements, or Pocket Parts, if any, that correspond to the subject matter under examination.

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