Introduction to 2008 S.O.L.D. Results

The ABA Survey on Lawyer Discipline Systems questionnaire for 2008 was sent to 56 lawyer disciplinary agencies. All responded to the questionnaire. Medians and averages are shown where potentially meaningful. In most instances, averages have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

The 2008 Survey consists of nine charts arranged alphabetically by jurisdiction, with explanatory footnotes. These charts were compiled from statistics reported to the ABA by the jurisdictions. Where exact figures were not available estimated figures were provided and noted with an asterisk. The abbreviation "N/A" means that the data was not available or applicable.

Questions regarding the Survey should be addressed to Ellyn S. Rosen, Senior Counsel, at the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility. You can contact her at Ellyn.Rosen@americanbar.org.

2008 S.O.L.D. Survey Results

The information contained in the Survey on Lawyer Discipline Systems is not intended to constitute a comprehensive overview of each jurisdiction's lawyer discipline system, but is a snapshot of data. Where possible, footnotes have been included to address variations in the manner in which jurisdictions operate and maintain statistics. If you have any questions regarding a particular jurisdiction's responses to the Survey, please contact the chief disciplinary counsel for that agency. Click here for contact information for lawyer disciplinary agencies. Numerous resources for research and statistics about lawyers and the legal profession are readily available at the ABA Market Research Department (MRD).
Chart ILawyer Population and Agency Caseload Volume
Chart IISanctions Imposed
Chart IIIReinstatement and Readmission Statistics
Chart IVCaseload Statistics
Chart VCase Processing Times
Chart VIBudget and Sources of Funding
Chart VIIAnnual Registration Dues and Fees in State Disciplinary Systems
Chart VIIIStaffing of Disciplinary Counsel Offices
Chart IXStaffing of Adjudicative Offices


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2008 American Bar Association
Standing Committee on Professional Discipline

David S. Baker
Atlanta, GA

Anthony L. Butler
Seattle, WA

Elizabeth A. Alston
Covington, LA

Karen Gould
Richmond, VA

Gwendolyn D. Hodge
Little Rock, AR

Mark Johnson
Portland, OR

Arnold R. Rosenfeld
Boston, MA

Professor John P. Sahl
Akron, OH

Barry Sullivan
Chicago, IL

Professor Laurel S. Terry
Carlisle, PA

Robert D. Welden
Seattle, WA

American Bar Association
Center for Professional Responsibility

Jeanne P. Gray

Mary M. Devlin
Regulation Counsel

Ellyn S. Rosen
Associate Regulation Counsel

Kimley Grant
Regulation Paralegal