Professional Liability

A Roadmap on How Not to Be Reinstated as an Attorney

, The Legal Intelligencer


The Disciplinary Board is fairly clear about what it expects from attorneys seeking reinstatement. Reinstatement is generally controlled by Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 218. A suspended attorney may seek reinstatement nine months before the expiration of the suspension. A disbarred attorney must wait at least five years before seeking reinstatement.

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  • Feliz Navidad

    This diatribe, vaguely disguised as a "news piece, is nothing less than than expression of fawning obeisance to the corrupt Pennsylvania judiciary. Andrew J. Ostrowski committed high crimes and misdemeanors by pointing a light at the judiciary. His stinging criticisms sting, not by being inappropriate, but by being true, and far too rare. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Pennsylvania rates a D- for corruption, with our judiciary ranked right near the bottom. The Judicial Conduct Board, famously known for it‘s total inaction in the disgusting actions of Kids for Cash Judges in Luzerne County, has exacted not one single change in its dysfunctional tribunal except shuffling in a new "leader." We still have no public records of even the number of transactions they review, their general outcomes, nor methods. Yet, any attorney daring to criticize a judge is disbarred, law not withstanding that attorneys are honor bound to report judicial misconduct. May I remind you that the names of the 30 or so additional judges named in the Porngate investigation still remain secret, with the so-called Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania holding their names and misdeeds under blanket of secrecy.

  • Dirogo

    I wonder who asssigned this young man this article. He has a lot to learn about the legal industry, which has usurped our justice system. Ignorance is bliss though.

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