Managing Member of Company Fined for Unauthorized Practice of Law

Attorney: Paul-Eugene Miller Citation: Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Miller, 2014-Ohio-515 The Ohio Supreme Court has enjoined an Ohio businessman from engaging in further unauthorized practice of law, and fined him $7,000 for past instances of such unauthorized practice. The Court found that Paul-Eugene Miller, managing member of Diversified Benefits Group, Ltd., engaged in several […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Issues Interim Suspension of Salem Attorney

Attorney: Earl Albin Schory II Citation: Columbiana Bar Assn. v. Schory, 2014-Ohio-475 On the basis of a certification of default filed by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, the Ohio Supreme Court has issued an interim default suspension prohibiting Earl Albin Schory II of Salem, Ohio, from practicing law in the state. Schory […]

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California: Duty of Competence Requires Understanding E-Discovery

The opinion we all thought was coming may finally be here. A proposed ethics opinion says California’s duty of competence requires lawyers to have a basic understanding of e-discovery issues and could require greater technical knowledge in certain cases. “Such competency requirements may render an otherwise highly experienced attorney not competent to handle certain litigation matters […]

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Judges Voice Tech Concerns with Attorneys (Particularly in E-Discovery World)

Everywhere I look, I cannot avoid warnings from clients, judges and the media in general that lawyers need to shape up or ship out when it comes to tech. When this ABA article recapping a recent LegalTech panel discussion with four “cyberstar” federal judges came across my screen, I needed to share it. It begins, “Federal […]

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Court Indefinitely Suspends Columbus + Lorain Attorneys for Failure to Respond

The Supreme Court of Ohio has issued interim default suspensions of Robert Lawrence Johnson of McDonald, Ohio (Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Johnson, 2014-Ohio-781) and David Householder of Dublin, Ohio (Columbus Bar Assn. v. Householder, 2014-Ohio-782) for failure to file answers to a formal complaints pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline. The Court […]

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