Suspending a lawyer from practice, even for a limited period of time, however, can have substantial negative consequences for the lawyer, the lawyer’s clients, third-parties, and the legal system. In this article, I explore the differing rationales underlying each of these types of suspension and whether, in each instance, suspension is the appropriate tool to protect those interests, or whether less drastic remedies would suffice. Upon balancing the legitimate interests furthered by such suspensions against the substantial costs they impose, I argue for tempering those consequences in certain settings, such as pure administrative suspensions, and for employing less disruptive sanctions wherever possible
Greenbaum, Arthur F.
"Administrative and Interim Suspensions in the Lawyer Regulatory Process - A Preliminary Inquiry,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 47
, Article 5.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol47/iss1/5