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Attorney & Client: For new attorneys: Hang up your shingle?

The 2011 job market for attorneys who are just being admitted to practice is about as bad as it has ever been. With employment offers not coming in, there may be a temptation to go it alone; to hang out your own shingle, as the phrase goes. That temptation is to be resisted. My uttermost recommendation is — don’t.

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Attorney & Client: Censure is public discipline of an attorney

There are three types of “public” discipline that an attorney may receive: disbarment, suspension and censure, the latter being the lowest of the three public disciplines. It is a form of punishment imposed by the Appellate Division, rather than by a disciplinary or grievance committee.

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