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Last Post 30 Jan 2018 10:08 AM by  Denise Blommel
R-17-0035 Rule 49(a)(2)(C)(ii) of the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court
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Mark Harrison
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03 Apr 2017 04:45 PM
    Mark I. Harrison
    Osborn Maledon, P.A.
    2929 N. Central Avenue, 21st Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Phone: (602) 640-9324
    fax: (602) 640-9050
    mharrison@omlaw.com
    Bar No. 001226

    The proposed rule is intended to remove the unintended punitive effect on respondents of the current rule which requires posting of probation on the State Bar website for five years.

    Filed April 3, 2017

    Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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    Denise Blommel
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    30 Jan 2018 10:08 AM
    Good morning
    I am writing in support of this Petition and agree with the arguments contained therein.
    I am Denise M. Blommel, Bar No. 005388, 7702 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 300, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, telephone 480-905-5810 and email at denise@azlaborlaw.com.
    I regularly represent teachers in disciplinary matters before the State Board of Education. It has been my experience that punitive measures can be counterproductive, especially for professionals. It has also been my experience that publication on the Internet results in both instantaneous and permanent information. It is unfair for any professional to be labeled with a pejorative term like "probation" long after the terms of probation have been completed. Certain members of the public use this information to discredit the entire profession.
    The public has every right to be protected from lawyers who violate the rules. On the other hand, lawyers deserve the same standards of fairness as the members of the public. If a lawyer has completed the terms of probation, the lawyer should be treated like any other member of the public who has similarly completed the terms of probation.
    I respectfully request your every consideration to this petition.
    Thank you for this opportunity to make a comment.
    Denise Blommel
    Member of the Arizona Bar since 1978
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