The Center for Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Association has released the results of its 2003 lawyer discipline survey showing that regulatory bodies took action against 3,725 lawyers for professional misconduct during that year.
Fifty five lawyer disciplinary agencies were surveyed and all responded to the questionnaire. The resulting data is presented online in eight spreadsheets, one for each of the following categories:
Lawyer Population and Agency Caseload Volume
Reinstatement and Readmission Statistics
Disciplinary Agency Caseload Statistics
Case Processing Time Guidelines
Budget Information and Sources of Funding
Allocation of Dues and Fees in State Disciplinary Systems
Staffing of Disciplinary Agencies
Go to the Survey on Lawyer Discipline Systems (the results of the 1998-2002 surveys are also available here).