Sunday, September 21, 2008

"General Incompetence"

An attorney who had been admitted to practice in 2003 was disbarred by the Indiana Supreme Court. The misconduct took place between 2003 and 2007, involving 15 counts of client-related violations and an additional charge of "general incompetence." The attorney had failed to participate in the disciplinary proceedings. The court quoted with approval the conclusion of the hearing officer that the "magnitude of the misconduct was... hard to fathom." In one matter, the lawyer had accepted a $10,000 fee to represent a client in connection with a murder charge in Illinois (where she was not admitted) and falsely told the bar that she had diligently  sought pro hac vice admission. (Mike Frisch)

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