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Lawyers in Distress Focus of Miller-Becker Seminar

At the event, Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor recognized Frank Quirk, who's retiring as director of the Joseph G. Miller-William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron Law School.

At the event, Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor recognized Frank Quirk, who's retiring as director of the Joseph G. Miller-William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron Law School.

At the event, Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor recognized Frank Quirk, who's retiring as director of the Joseph G. Miller-William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron Law School.

At the event, Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor recognized Frank Quirk, who's retiring as director of the Joseph G. Miller-William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron Law School.

An annual educational seminar today for professionals involved in the disciplinary process centered on treatment options and sanctions for lawyers in distress.

Members of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, Office of Disciplinary Counsel staff, bar counsel, members of certified grievance committees, and lawyers who represent respondents in disciplinary cases attended the one-day Miller-Becker program.

Attendees heard presentations that included an update on advisory opinions issued by the board and disciplinary case law from the Ohio Supreme Court; the new default procedure outlined in Gov. Bar R. V; an overview and panel discussion on mental health; a panel discussion on sanctions; and a disciplinary process overview.

In her welcoming remarks, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor explained the Supreme Court’s approach to disciplinary cases and noted the importance of the disciplinary process and the self-regulation of the profession.

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