Re: Professional Responsibility Investigation of William P. Barr
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July 22, 2020 – Four former Presidents of the DC Bar and twenty-three other distinguished DC Bar members today filed a comprehensive and in-depth legal ethics complaint against fellow member William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States. It calls for the DC Bar’s Office of Professional Responsibility’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel to determine whether the Attorney General should be subject to professional discipline due to his misconduct.
In a meticulously researched lawyers’ bill of particulars, DC Bar leaders allege that Mr. Barr has engaged in a pattern of serious violations of DC Bar ethics rules, including conflicts of interest, and call for the Attorney General to be professionally disciplined. It is believed to be the first time that former DC Bar Presidents and other bar leaders have ever united to file an ethics complaint against an Attorney General. Click here to read our press release >>