By Andrew Delaney
When the SCOV likes something the Professional Responsibility Board does, it’ll publish it in the Vermont Reports without messin’ with it. That's what’s going on in this case. I’d imagine it’s a cinch to find a clerk to draft these suckers—but of course I’m assuming they’re lazy like me.
This case stems from a stipulation that respondent and disciplinary counsel filed with the Professional Responsibility Board’s hearing panel—admitting that respondent failed to maintain adequate trust account records. An alleged violation for keeping approximately $150 of his own money in his trust account was dismissed by the hearing panel, and a charge that he kept funds held in a fiduciary capacity in his trust account was dismissed by disciplinary counsel.
Visiting SCOV Law professor Y.T. Sam returns—from a sabbatical “huntin’ varmints”— to give us the play-by-play. “Now see here, when the SCOV sees a good-lookin’ ‘pinion, it’ll brand it like a baby cow. The SCOV got out its brandin’ iron and stamped this sucker.”