Section Newsletter Articles on Attorney Discipline
Don’t check your common sense at the door
Bench and Bar
, June 2012
Some examples of ARDC cases where, at first glance, an attorney's shortcut or omission seemed negligible, but very quickly turned into a serious infraction.
Reasonable, not perfect, competence of counsel: Yarborough v. Gentry
General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm
, December 2003
In a succinct and instructive decision, the United States Supreme Court held, in a per curiam decision, in Yarborough v. Gentry, that the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees reasonable, not perfect, competence in counsel, on petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.