Scolded: Can an Attorney Appeal a District Court's Order Finding Professional Misconduct?
Attorney misconduct, sanctions, Case or Controversy, appeals
This Note addresses the split among the United States courts of appeals over whether an attorney can appeal a district court’s finding that he or she has acted unprofessionally, even when there is no monetary sanction imposed. After discussing the U.S. Constitution’s Article III “case or controversy” requirement and a district court’s power to sanction attorneys, this Note dissects the circuit split. It argues that attorneys should have standing to appeal a court’s finding of unprofessional conduct because this type of sanction can cause irreparable harm to an attorney’s professional reputation and thus to the attorney’s business.
Carla R. Pasquale,
Scolded: Can an Attorney Appeal a District Court's Order Finding Professional Misconduct?,
77 Fordham L. Rev. 219
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/flr/vol77/iss1/5