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Which States Are Best And Worst At Atty Discipline?

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 8:26 PM EDT) -- Hawaii, Delaware and New Hampshire are the best states in the country when it comes to handling attorney discipline cases, according to a new paper from two researchers at Florida Atlantic University.

In the paper posted online Tuesday, Professor James McNulty and Ph.D. candidate Jason Damm proposed that problems with attorney discipline are a potential indicator of private sector corruption and corruption in the legal system, and they attempted to analyze and rank the way each state handles disciplinary cases against attorneys using data from the American Bar Association.

“If two U.S. states are alike in every important respect except for...

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