Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Minnesota Supreme Court ordered that a previously suspended attorney be conditionally reinstated. The condition? The lawyer must take and pass the professional responsibility portion of the state bar exam.
In an unrelated matter, the court imposed a public reprimand and two-year probation for a Rule 4.2 (communication with represented person) violation. The lawyer must "complete a course of individual study...[that] shall address the topic of ethical problems in the practice of criminal law and, specifically, the practical implications of Rule 4.2..." Satisfactory completetion of this requirement must be demonstrated in writing. The lawyer is also barred from representing defendants in cases involving certain specified crimes without a more experienced co-counsel. (Mike Frisch)