Friday, April 6, 2007

Failure To Cooperate

The Ohio Supreme Court recently decided a case that appears similar to the one from the District of Columbia that was posted yesterday on this blog.  The attorney abandoned the case of two clients (one was deemed "vulnerable")  and failed to participate in the disciplinary investigation. Ohio apparently takes a dim view of the fitness of a lawyer who does not honor the ethical obligation to respond to a bar investigation. First, the charges are admitted by default. Second, the court imposed an indefinite suspension.  It appears that, under Ohio disciplinary procedure, an attorney suspended for an indefinite period must wait two years to petition for reinstatement and prove fitness to practice law.  (Mike Frisch)

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