In re Discipline of Timothy Treffinger, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 22 (May 11, 2017)

Julia Barker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Case Synopsis

The Court determined that (1) when a licensed Nevada attorney pleads guilty to a felony, Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 111 requires an interim suspension of the attorney’s law license and a referral to the Nevada State Bar for formal discipline; and (2) the “good cause” exception to stay an interim suspension requires the court to consider whether the attorney’s crime poses a danger to his clients, the court, and the public.