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State Bar of Arizona Informs Minnesota of Disbarred Member’s

Continued Practice of Law

PHOENIX – Feb. 16, 2012 – The Minnesota Supreme Court has disbarred Erin Marie Wolff from the practice of law, after learning that she was disbarred in Arizona in 2009.

The State Bar of Arizona informed the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility of Wolff’s original disbarment that resulted from their investigation that found she had violated various provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The Arizona Supreme Court issued an order, disbarring her from the practice of law on March 17, 2009.

While in Arizona, Wolff practiced under her married name, Erin M. Alavez.

Upon her disbarment in Arizona, she returned to Minnesota – where she was admitted to practice law in 1998 – and practiced law under her maiden name, Erin Marie Wolff. Wolff did not inform the Director of the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility of her disbarment in Arizona.

The Minnesota Supreme Court disbarred Wolff on Feb. 15, 2012, abiding to Rule 12(d), which calls for warranted reciprocal discipline.

Read the Minnesota Supreme Court Opinion.

Read the Arizona Supreme Court Order.

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