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Court Modifies Rule on Attorney Resignation, Retirement

The Ohio Supreme Court adopted one amendment to the Rules for the Government of the Bar involving attorney resignation and permanent retirement.

Currently, if an attorney resigns from the practice of law while disciplinary proceedings are pending, the Court issues an order indicating that the attorney “resigned with disciplinary action pending.” Otherwise, Court staff simply designates the attorney as “permanently retired.”

With the amendment, regardless of whether the attorney permanently retires or resigns with disciplinary action pending, an appropriate order from the Court will be issued.

This order reinforces the prohibitions against the permanently retired or resigned attorney’s future practice of law.

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