Yesterday, we reviewed the Court’s experience since 1990 with tax law cases. Today, we’re looking at the Court’s history with attorney disciplinary cases. For the entire period, the Court decided 40 disciplinary cases. Attorney challengers won 55% of the cases the Court heard below. The Court reversed cases won by attorney challengers 45.45% of the time. The Court reversed wins of the Bar only 16.67% of the time.

The Court affirmed one challenger’s win in 1991, one in 1992, and one in 2006 – that’s it.

The Court reversed two challengers’ wins in 1990 and one each in 1999, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014.

The Court affirmed five wins of the Bar in 1990, three in 1991, one in 1992 and 1993, two in 1994, one in 1995 and 1997, two in 1999 and 2000 and one per year in 2002 and 2006.

The Court reversed one win of the Bar in 1991, one in 1993, two in 2000, one in 2004 and two in 2013.

Overall, the Court reversed 31.71% of its attorney disciplinary cases. Between 1990 and 1995, the Court reversed only 10.53% of its disciplinary cases. Between 1996 and 2000, the Court reversed 37.5% of its cases. Between 2001 and 2005, the Court reversed two of its three disciplinary cases. Between 2006 and 2010, the Court reversed one of three cases. Since 2010, the Court has reversed in whole or in part in all five of its disciplinary cases.

Join us back here next Tuesday as we turn our attention to two new areas of law.

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