Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers

Massachusetts Bar Discipline: History, Practice, and Procedure

The purpose of this treatise, Massachusetts Bar Discipline: History, Practice, and Procedure, is to make the law and procedure related to bar discipline more accessible and understandable to the bench, the bar, and the public. While there have been several publications describing the Massachusetts bar discipline process, no work has described it in great detail while also analyzing the sanctions it imposes, and more generally, the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. Here, important cases are reviewed, rules are explained, and practical pointers abound.



This single-volume covers:

  • A Brief History of Bar Discipline in Massachusetts
  • The Actors in and the Structure of the Disciplinary System in Massachusetts
  • The Structure of the Disciplinary Process
  • Discipline - Grounds and Types
  • Complaints, Attorney Consumer Assistance Program (ACAP), Investigation, Stipulations
  • Adjudicative Proceedings Before the Board of Bar Overseers
  • Misconduct and Typical Sanctions

To purchase the treatise in soft cover, the cost is $40.00 plus shipping. That Board of Bar Overseers is also providing an electronic version of the treatise at no cost.




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Massachusetts Bar Discipline: History, Practice, and Procedure

The Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court
Copyright © 2018 by The Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court,
99 High Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110
ISBN:978-0-692-16264-4; eISBN:978-0-692-16265-1