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    OLR Annual Report Fiscal Year 2004-2005 - Figures

    Lawyer Regulation System organizational chart, survey of grievances received during Fiscal 2004, attorneys disciplined compared to total membership, and types of misconduct found in public discipline decisions.
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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 78, No. 11, November 2005

    Lawyer Regulation System Organizational
chart

    Figure 2
    Survey of Grievances Received During Fiscal 2004
    Allegations
    Total
    % of Total
    Conflict of interest
    96
    4.5
    Criminal conduct
    23
    1.1
    Failure to return property
    69
    3.3
    Frivolous action
    8
    0.4
    IFOR (inquiries falling outside the rules)
    177
    8.4
    Improper advertising
    6
    0.3
    Improper advocacy
    211
    10.0
    Improper communications
    40
    1.9
    Improper termination
    54
    2.6
    Incompetence
    81
    3.9
    Lack of communication
    240
    11.2
    Lack of diligence
    430
    20.3
    Medical incapacity
    8
    0.4

    Misrepresentation/dishonesty

    220
    10.5
    Reciprocal discipline
    6
    0.3
    Revealing confidences
    9
    0.4
    Scope of representation
    16
    0.8
    Statutory violation
    7
    0.3
    Supervise subordinates
    4
    0.2
    Trust account violations
    86
    4.1
    Unauthorized practice
    35
    1.7

    Unreasonable fees

    138
    6.6
    Violation of decision
    4
    0.2
    Violation of oath
    29
    1.4
    Not available
    18
    0.9
    Other
    90
    4.3

    Area of Practice

    Administrative/government law

    51
    2.4

    Bankruptcy/receivership

    55
    2.6
    Collections, garnishments
    51
    2.4
    Contracts, commercial, consumer law
    28
    1.3
    Corporate/banking
    21
    1.0
    Criminal law
    714
    33.9

    Estate/probate, guardianship & wills

    150
    7.1
    Family law & juvenile
    420
    19.9
    Immigration & naturalization
    10
    0.5
    Insurance
    12
    0.6
    Labor, unemployment compensation
    25
    1.2
    Landlord/tenant
    20
    1.0
    Litigation
    137
    6.5
    Real property law & foreclosure
    88
    4.2
    Taxation
    6
    0.3
    Torts, including PI, auto accidents, & Civil Rights
    136
    6.5
    Worker's comp., Social Security
    54
    2.5
    Not available
    27
    1.3
    Other
    100
    4.8

    Source of Grievance

    Adverse party
    305
    14.5
    Attorney
    94
    4.5
    Client
    1163
    19.7
    Judge
    22
    1.0
    OLR staff
    142
    6.8
    Other party
    379
    18.0
    Figure 3
    Attorneys Disciplined Compared to Total Membership
      Lawyers Publicly Disciplined State Bar Membership % of Lawyers Publicly Disciplined
    2004-05 44 21,837 0.2
    2003-04 66 21,518 0.3
    2002-03 46 21,112 0.2
    2001-02 20 20,772 0.1
    2000-01 37 20,551 0.2
    1999-00 24 20,167 0.1
    1998-99 34 19,984 0.2
    1997-98 37 19,581 0.2
    1996-97 28 19,301 0.1
    1995-96 33 18,938 0.2
    1994-95 47 18,558 0.3
    1993-94 55 17,974 0.3
    1992-93 69 17,648 0.4
    1991-92 50 17,407 0.3
    1990-91 45 16,334 0.3
    1989-90 33 15,876 0.2
    1988-89 38 15,451 0.2
    1987-88 39 14,942 0.3
    1986-87 32 14,533 0.2
    1985-86 45 14,312 0.3
    1984-85 38 14,096 0.3
    1983-84 45 13,536 0.3
    1982-83 36 13,300 0.3
    1981-82 28 12,700 0.2
    1980-81 20 12,300 0.2
    1979-80 16 11,900 0.1
    1978-79 11 11,600 0.1

    Figure 4
    Types of Misconduct Found in Public Discipline Decisions

    Types of Misconduct Found in Public Discipline Decisions




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