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Lawyer Conduct

What's the proper discipline for an attorney who commingles funds, accepts settlement agreements without consent of his client, converts an hourly fee agreement to a contingent fee agreement without credit for the $30,000 in fees already paid, constructs a client agreement giving the attorney the exclusive right to settle all cases without client consent, withdraws from representation without giving notice to his client, and engages in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice?    If you're the Supreme Court of Missouri, the answer is one year of probation.   This is so, even when this is the fourth disciplinary matter for this attorney since 1977. 

Hat tip: Legal Profession Blog     

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