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Rule 11-587. Prior discipline orders.

The following sanctions are generallyappropriate in cases involving prior discipline.

(a) Delicensure is generallyappropriate when a Lawyer:

(1)intentionally or knowingly violates the terms of a prior disciplinary order andsuch violation causes injury or potential injury to a client, the public, thelegal system, or the profession; or

(2)has been suspended for the same or similar misconduct, and intentionally orknowingly engages in further similar acts of misconduct that cause injury orpotential injury to a client, the public, the legal system, or the profession.

(b)Suspension is generally appropriate when a Lawyer has been reprimanded for thesame or similar misconduct and engages in further similar acts of misconductthat cause injury or potential injury to a client, the public, the legalsystem, or the profession.

(c)Reprimand is generally appropriate when a Lawyer:

(1)negligently violates the terms of a prior disciplinary order and such violationcauses injury or potential injury to a client, the public, the legal system, orthe profession; or

(2)has received an admonition for the same or similar misconduct and engages infurther similar acts of misconduct that cause injury or potential injury to aclient, the public, the legal system, or the profession.

(d)An admonition is generally not an appropriate sanction when a Lawyer violatesthe terms of a prior disciplinary order or when a Lawyer has engaged in thesame or similar misconduct in the past.

Effective December 15, 2020