Definition of disbar
: to expel from the bar or the legal profession : deprive (an attorney) of legal status and privileges
disbarmentplay \-mənt\ noun
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September 2015: Bujak gives up his law license in response to an Idaho State Bar complaint seeking to disbar him.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Professional Conduct has recommended that former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance Mason be permanently disbarred.
He was disbarred in 2009, but continued his activism and helped publicize the plight of lawyers arrested in the sweeping crackdown that began in July 2015.
He was disbarred in Maryland in 2012 based on his felony conviction and must petition for reinstatement of his law license.
Challenging him are three perennial office-seekers: Bill Hirt, who opposes Sound Transit’s Eastside light-rail expansion; disbarred attorney Stan Lippmann; and Goodspaceguy, who favors space colonization but opposes a terrestrial minimum wage.
The verdict clearing Jackson was a defeat for the state bar, which filed a complaint in 2015 seeking to disbar Jackson.
Stochel, who has been disbarred, was appointed as the receiver in 1999 of Tip Top Supermarket after a decade-long lawsuit between the market's two owners, brothers Maurice and Alan Schwartz.
A felony conviction does not automatically disbar licensed attorneys in Idaho.
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Definition of disbar for English Language Learners
: to take away the right of (a lawyer) to work in the legal profession
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