In re McCarty

In In re McCarty, 162 Vt. 535, 542, 649 A.2d 764, 768 (1994), the Court reversed a Board finding that a lawyer had violated DR 1-102(A)(7) when he neglected a client's legal matter and acted in an undignified manner to the client in a telephone conversation. The Court held that neglect of a client's legal matter is covered by a specific rule, DR 6-101(A)(3), and therefore should not be sanctioned under DR 1-102(A)(7), and that the lawyer's rudeness to the client "does not rise to such a level as to adversely reflect upon his fitness to practice law." Id.