All brokers of "a loan of money, a credit card or a line of credit" may not assess or collect an advance fee. Arkansas Code Annotate sec. Brokers of a "loan of money, a credit card, line of credit or related guarantee, enhancement or collateral of any nature" may not assess or collect an advance fee.
ABA Model Rule 3. The rule prohibits a lawyer from bringing or defending a lawsuit unless there is a basis for doing so that is not frivolous, which includes a good-faith argument for extension, modification or reversal of existing law. Defense attorneys in criminal proceedings, however, are permitted to require the prosecution to prove every element of the case.
In Illinois, filing frivolous and defamatory lawsuits can warrant disbarment. In re Jaffree, N. The Illinois Supreme Court finds meritless suits to be particularly egregious when aimed at members of the judiciary, or other attorneys, in apparent retaliation for lost cases.
Court disbarred attorney for filing over 40 frivolous lawsuits and appeals, many of which were aimed at the judiciary, and included numerous scurrilous and defamatory statements about the judiciary, and certain judges ; and In re Sarelas, N.
Appeals of court decisions which make baseless accusations of judicial misconduct will also be subject to discipline.
See In re Phelps, N. Even a single improper attack against a judge or opposing counsel may be cause for discipline, including disbarment. See Sarelas, N. Chicago Bar Association v.
In Illinois, an attorney who has a serious grievance against the judiciary has "the right and duty" to submit that grievance to the proper authorities.
See Jaffree, N. But the Illinois Supreme Court has warned it will not tolerate nor permit attorneys to direct unjust criticism, insulting language, and offensive conduct toward judges, which "tend to bring the courts and the law into disrepute and to destroy public confidence in their integrity.
Attorneys will also not be "permitted to abuse the license and privilege to practice law by instituting groundless lawsuits against the members of the bar, the bench, and laymen who cross them. An expression of regret in making scurrilous and defamatory charges against a member of the judiciary can be considered in mitigation of punishment for making such charges.
See People ex rel. Chicago Bar Ass'n v. On the other hand, an attitude of continual and unrepentant hostility towards the judiciary during the course of disciplinary proceedings will be taken as an aggravating factor for punishment.
In Jaffree, the court found that an attorney who had filed several meritless suits against judges was "incapable of conforming his conduct to an acceptable standard," based in part upon papers filed in support of lawsuits, and statements made before judges and the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee, which clearly showed that the attorney "harbored extreme contempt for the judicial system and members of the judiciary.
The court considers the use of unprofessional, scurrilous, and abusive language in making charges against the judiciary or opposing counsel to be extremely improper, and will take such conduct into account when determining the level of discipline to be applied.
Even an attorney who exhibits "self-righteousness" in defending prior conduct will be viewed negatively by the court. See In re Madsen, N. Frivolous suits or hostile conduct towards the ARDC may also be taken into account against the offending attorney in a disciplinary proceeding.
See also Madsen, N.This expanded measure set, now referred to as the Perinatal Care (PC) measures is comprised of 5 measures. The measure maintenance process is guided by expertise and advice provided by the Perinatal Care Measure Maintenance Technical Advisory Panel.
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