On November 3, 2023, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an order transferring attorney Kathleen D. Dautrich to inactive status indefinitely.
The case is titled ‘In the Matter of Kathleen D. Dautrich’ with case no. 51 DB 2023.
This decision is in response to a Certificate of Admission of Disability filed in the case. The Court, acting per curiam, has invoked the Pennsylvania Rule for Disciplinary Enforcement (Pa.R.D.E.) 301(e) in ordering this transfer. Under this rule, attorneys who are found to be incapacitated due to a disability may be transferred to inactive status for an indefinite period. This action is taken with the aim of protecting the interests of the clients and the integrity of the legal profession.
While in inactive status, Kathleen D. Dautrich is required to comply with all the provisions of Pa.R.D.E. 217. This rule outlines the responsibilities and requirements for attorneys placed on inactive status. Such attorneys are generally prohibited from practicing law and are obligated to cooperate with any investigations or proceedings related to their disability and fitness to practice law.
The order further specifies that all pending disciplinary proceedings involving Kathleen D. Dautrich will be held in abeyance. This means that these proceedings will be temporarily suspended or put on hold, except for the perpetuation of testimony and the preservation of documentary evidence.
According to Avvo, Ms. Dautrich is a civil rights attorney in Reading, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Temple University and acquired her law license in Pennsylvania in 1986.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.