Library Information

Location

The library is located on the first floor of the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building.

Address

Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library
300 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104

Hours

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. except State holidays. (Calendar)

NOTE: Appellate Court Briefs may be filed in the State Law Library from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.





Alabama Standards For Imposing Lawyer Discipline

All rules are in pdf format.

PREFACE

SECTION I. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

SECTION II. STANDARDS FOR IMPOSING LAWYER DISCIPLINE

A. PURPOSE AND NATURE OF DISCIPLINE.
Standard 1.1. Purpose of Lawyer Discipline Proceedings.
Standard 1.2. Public Nature of Lawyer Discipline Proceedings.
Standard 1.3. Purpose of These Standards.

B. DISCIPLINE.
Standard 2.1. Scope.
Standard 2.2. Disbarment.
Standard 2.3. Suspension.
Standard 2.4. Interim Suspension.
Standard 2.5. Public Reprimand.
Standard 2.6. Private Reprimand.
Standard 2.7. Probation.
Standard 2.8. Other discipline Remedies.
Standard 2.9. Reciprocal Discipline.

C. FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED IN IMPOSING DISCIPLINE.
Standard 3.0. Generally.
Standard 4.0. Violations of Duties Owed to Clients.
     Standard 4.1.Failure to Preserve the Client's Property.
     Standard 4.2.Failure to Preserve the Client's Confidences.
     Standard 4.3.Failure to Avoid Conflicts of Interest.
     Standard 4.4.Lack of Diligence.
     Standard 4.5.Lack of Competence.
     Standard 4.6.Lack of Candor.
Standard 5.0. Violations of Duties Owed to the Public.
     Standard 5.1. Failure to Maintain Personal Integrity.
     Standard 5.2. Failure to Maintain the Public Trust.
Standard 6.0. Violations of Duties Owed to the Legal System.
     Standard 6.1. False Statements, Fraud, and Misrepresentation.
     Standard 6.2. Abuse of the Legal Process.
     Standard 6.3. Improper Communications with Individuals in the Legal System.
Standard 7.0. Violations of Duties Owed to the Profession.
Standard 8.0. Prior Discipline Orders.
Standard 9.0. Aggravation and Mitigation.
     Standard 9.1. False Statements, Fraud, and Misrepresentation.
     Standard 9.2. Aggravation.
     Standard 9.3. Mitigation.
     Standard 9.4. Factors That Are Neither Aggravating Nor Mitigating.

SECTION III. ABA STANDARDS FOR IMPOSING LAWYER SANCTIONS: BLACK LETTER RULES AND COMMENTARY

APPENDIX. CROSS-REFERENCE TABLE