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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Jefferson
Ohralik v. Ohio State Bar Association
Citation:436 U.S. 447 (1978)
The Ohio State Bar Association (Respondent) initiated disciplinary proceedings against Ohralik (Petitioner), after he solicited two clients who had been involved in an automobile accident, one in the hospital and one at home after she was released from the hospital (without having been invited). State professional rules prohibited solicitation of employment to a non-lawyer with some limited exceptions. The Ohio Bar suspended him from practice indefinitely.
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