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Matthew Hicks to Discuss Circular 230 at ABA Conference

February 17, 2012
Speaker:Matthew C. Hicks
Program:Circular 230's Range of Disciplinary Sanctions: How Bad Can it Get & How is it Determined?
Event Sponsor:American Bar Association, 2012 Midyear Meeting
Registration:Click Here To Register
In cases where practitioners fail to meet the standards it sets forth, Circular 230 provides that the Office of Professional Responsibility ("OPR") has discretion to impose a range of sanctions, including reprimands, suspensions, and disbarments. Determining the appropriate sanction involves OPR's exercise of that discretion, and its consideration of various mitigating and aggravating factors. The panel will consider hypotheticals that illustrate the range of decisions made in this context.

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