Lawyer Transfers to Disability Inactive Status - A Comprehensive Guide

65 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2017 Last revised: 26 Mar 2018

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Arthur F. Greenbaum

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: March 22, 2018

Abstract

With the aging of the lawyer population, and attendant health issues, as well as the substantial addiction and mental health problems afflicting the profession, the threat of lawyers representing clients when they are no longer capable of doing so is on the rise. One of the most powerful, but least studied, regulatory responses is to transfer such lawyers to disability inactive status while retaining the possibility that they will be reinstated if the condition necessitating transfer is ameliorated. In this article, I provide the first comprehensive description and analysis of this important regulatory device.

Keywords: lawyer discipline, attorney discipline, lawyer regulation, attorney regulation, disability inactive

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K4, K49

Suggested Citation

Greenbaum, Arthur Franklin, Lawyer Transfers to Disability Inactive Status - A Comprehensive Guide (March 22, 2018). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 421, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3053884 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3053884

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