2 Mid-Missouri attorneys facing disciplinary action
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Two Mid-Missouri lawyers are facing disciplinary hearings for misconduct allegations.
Under a new state Supreme Court rule, the public can get more information about lawyer discipline cases — and a list, released this week by the legal ethics counsel for the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee overseeing lawyers’ ethical conduct, included attorneys Nathan James Forck, 2701 W. Main St., and Gregory David Williams, Sunrise Beach, among 28 lawyers with cases pending before a disciplinary hearing panel.
Until this week, Missourians had no way of knowing when, or if, an attorney was the subject of any kind of complaint or investigation — unless the case was presented to the Missouri Supreme Court for a disciplinary action.
But that policy changed Sunday, and now that case can be made public after the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel files a disciplinary charge with an advisory panel — and the attorney has responded to the complaint.
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