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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Sahl
Davis v. Alabama State Bar
Citation:676 So. 2d 306 (Ala. 1996)
Davis (Petitioner) and his colleague Goldberg were suspended from the practice of law for 60 days for, among other infractions, failing to ensure that lawyers in their firm complied with the state rules of professional conduct. Among other violations, they encouraged non-lawyer assistants to complete and serve bankruptcy filings, and required associates to “churn” civil complaints by opening a certain quota of cases per month. Further, they engaged in advertising practices that were incompatible with the professional rules’ restrictions.
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