December 5, 2013

Sixth Circuit holds that an attorney’s reputation shouldn’t be tarnished over a debatable difference of opinion.

In United States v Llanez-Garcia,a federal public defender made an honest mistake. That mistake snowballed into not one but two reprimands from the district court. But the Sixth Circuit recognized the high stakes that disciplinary matters raise for attorneys: “An attorney’s reputation is her most valuable possession. It forms the basis for her peers’ view…

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