The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Office of Disciplinary Counsel
March 17, 1997
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530
Re: Your Report to the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts -- File No. C3-97-237
Dear Mr. Freedman:
The package of materials you sent to the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania courts, alerting that office of your disability, has been referred to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel as the agency of the Supreme Court which handles matters regarding license to practice. I plan to contact Dr. Ticho with the "Authorization for Disclosure" enclosed with your correspondence, and also to review the decision of Judge xxxxxxx reported in your letter.
If you feel you are disabled and unable to practice at this point, the appropriate step is to seek a transfer to inactive status pursuant to Rule 301 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement. This can be done on an adjudication of incapacity, or when a disability is raised as a defense in a disciplinary proceedings. When I receive the order of Judge xxxxxxx, I will advise you whether it is an appropriate basis for a transfer. A transfer to inactive status would relieve you for your responsibility to pay your annual registration fee and also of your continuing Legal Education requirements.
I will contact you again once I have received the information I have requested. Thank you for keeping us informed of your status.
Edwin R. Frownfelter
Senior Disciplinary Counsel