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March 08, 2021

Survey on Lawyer Discipline Systems 2006



Introduction to 2006 S.O.L.D. Results

The ABA Survey on Lawyer Discipline Systems questionnaire for 2006 was sent to 57 lawyer disciplinary agencies. Fifty-five agencies responded to the questionnaire. New Hampshire and South Carolina had not responded to the Survey at the time of publication. Medians and averages are shown where potentially meaningful. In most instances, averages have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

The 2006 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, Associate Regulation Counsel, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598, (312) 988-5311, [email protected].

2006 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.
Chart I Lawyer Population and Agency Caseload Volume
Chart II Sanctions Imposed
Chart III Reinstatement and Readmission Statistics
Chart IV Disciplinary Agency Caseload Statistics
Chart V Case Processing Time Guidelines
Chart VI Budget Information and Sources of Funding
Chart VII Allocation of Dues and Fees in State Disciplinary Systems
Chart VIII Staffing of Disciplinary Agencies
Chart IX Staffing of Adjudicative Office


ABA S.O.L.D. Surveys

2003 Survey

2002 Survey

2001 Survey

2000 Survey

1999 Survey

1998 Survey

2006 American Bar Association
Standing Committee on Professional Discipline

David S. Baker
Atlanta, GA

Anthony L. Butler
Seattle, WA

Karen Gould
Richmond, VA

Gwendolyn D. Hodge
Little Rock, AR

Mark Johnson
Portland, OR

Larry Ramirez
Las Cruces, NM

Arnold R. Rosenfeld
Boston, MA

Barry Sullivan
Chicago, IL

Professor Laurel S. Terry
Carlisle, PA

Robert D. Welden
Seattle, WA


Board of Governors
Gary A. Munneke
White Plains, NY

National Organization of Bar Counsel
Donald R. Lunberg
Indianapolis, IN

ABA General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division Liaisons
Betty Smith Adams
Ellicott City, MD

Joseph A. DeWoskin
Kansas City, MO

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