Wednesday, March 12, 2003

"With the advent of the internet, a public reprimand directly by the court is also a viable option. All federal courts have embraced the internet, though some with more success than others. Disciplinary postings can be placed on a page associated with the court's website. The appropriate public posting might list the attorney's name, details of the misconduct, and the court's disapproval." So wrote the Sixth Circuit, in this opinion dealing with contempt sanctions against a criminal defense lawyer who was late for court.

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