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Hofstra Law Review

Authors

Burton C. Agata

Abstract

This report is conceived with the need (or lack thereof) for more uniform admission requirements and disciplinary processes in the federal courts. Basically, it surveys the background and literature and considers the issues and proposals relating to bar admissions and discipline in the federal courts. It also contains a Study Draft of Rules Governing Admissions and Discipline in Federal District Courts (Appendix A). The Study Draft proposals are designed to assure that there are rules explicitly governing the material issues considered in the report. At the same time, the Study Draft would leave to the local courts sufficient flexibility to allow local expression, thus minimizing the upset resulting from the adoption of the generally applicable rules. In addition, this study contains an analysis of all the local court rules (Appendix B) and the results of a survey questionnaire submitted to all judges in the federal system (Appendix C).

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