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In re Hinden

January 17, 1995

IN RE: RICHARD A. HINDEN, RESPONDENT, A MEMBER OF THE BAR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS


Before: Terry and King, Associate Judges, and Gallagher, Senior Judge.

ORDER

Respondent, Richard A. Hinden, an attorney licensed to practice law in Illinois and the District of Columbia, was publicly censured by the Supreme Court of Illinois for plagiarizing. The discipline arose out of respondent's authoring of a fifty-six page chapter in a legal treatise of which approximately twenty-three pages were copied verbatim or substantially verbatim from the article of another author. The Supreme Court of Illinois publicly censured respondent.

The Board of Professional Responsibility (the Board) has recommended that reciprocal discipline be imposed in the form of a public censure. The Rules Governing the Bar, specifically Rule XI, Section 11 (f), provide for the imposition of identical discipline unless one of five exceptions, not pertinent here, apply. *fn1 Essentially for the reasons set forth in the Report and Recommendation of the Board, a copy of which is set forth as an appendix to this order, we conclude that reciprocal discipline should be imposed and that respondent should be publicly censured. Therefore, it is

ORDERED that respondent, Richard A. Hinden, be, and he is hereby, publicly censured.

PER CURIAM.

APPENDIX

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS BOARD ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

In the Matter of: Richard A. Hinden, Respondent.

Docket No. 518-92

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Respondent is a member of the Bar for the District of Columbia1a and the State Bar of Illinois. By Order dated September 29, 1992, the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois publicly censured Respondent. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals referred this matter to the Board for whatever action it deems appropriate.

Bar Counsel filed a Statement with the Board urging the imposition of reciprocal discipline, a public censure by the Court.

Respondent did not participate in the proceeding before the Board although invited by the Court and the Board to show cause why identical discipline should not be imposed.

The Board has reviewed this matter in light of the standards for the imposition of reciprocal discipline set forth in Rule XI, ยง 11(c) and concluded that the misconduct here warrants the imposition of the identical discipline in this jurisdiction. ...


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