Friday, May 25, 2012

Unconditional Surrender

In re Pellenz, 2012 VT 39 (mem.).

Today’s case is a whole four paragraphs.  I will try to be shorter.  Respondent was an attorney in New Hampshire with a license in Vermont. 

In March of this year, Respondent was disciplined by the Supreme Court in New Hampshire for trying to get a witness to withhold testimony and leave the state.  Respondent tried to resign, but the New Hampshire Supreme Court refused his effort and disbarred him. 

Now it is Vermont’s turn.  The rule is: disbarred in one jurisdiction, disbarred in all.  So the SCOV, after an opportunity for a hearing, finds no reason to stay the reciprocal penalty, and Respondent is disbarred.  

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