Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
News from the courts
U.S. Appeals Court seeks comments on attorney discipline rule change
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has proposed an
amendment to Rule VII of the Rules of Attorney Disciplinary
Enforcement for the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
The rule is being modified so that reinstatement is not automatic
after a suspension period has run, but rather, a petition for
reinstatement is required.
The proposed amendment can be found under the "What's
New" section. Deletions are indicated in strike-out print and
additions are indicated in italic print.
The Court of Appeals invites public comments on the proposed
amendment, which should be submitted by Jan. 14 to:
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2500
Boston, MA 02210