In an Oct. 23 article about the Oregon State Bar's suspension of attorney Ronald Schenck, the Chieftain incorrectly reported that Schenck violated a professional responsibility code rule barring conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation. In fact, a Bar trial panel determined that Schenck did not violate that rule.
The panel said Schenck violated four other rules regarding conflict of a lawyer's self-interest and business relations with a client. The trial panel suspended him from practice of law for one year.
The Oregon Supreme Court, in an Oct. 9 ruling, upheld the trial panel's findings and agreed with the decision to suspend Schenck.
Schenck said he is petitioning the Court to reconsider its decision.
The Chieftain regrets the error.