OED Launches Diversion Program As Alternative To Traditional Attorney Discipline

by Michael E. Mccabe Jr.
In a welcome response to the growing epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse among members of the legal profession, the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) of the USPTO announced today it has initiated a new disciplinary diversion program that focuses on treatment rather than punishment. The OED’s Diversion Program, which will initially begin as a two-year “pilot program,” ali ...Read the full article