Thursday, September 25, 2008
The Minnesota Supreme Court entered orders in two disciplinary matters today, imposing supervised probation in both cases. One attorney was charged with neglect of a single matter leading to a default and false statements to the bar's investigator. The bar stipulated that he "suffers from severe depression and complex post-traumatic stress disorder" and that he had "no specific intent to deceive the [bar] investigator." The court appointed a probation monitor to supervise his practice for a two-year period.
The second case involved an attorney who had neglected three separate matters. Discipline had been imposed against the attorney on five previous occasions for similar lapses. The court ordered a stayed 90 day suspension, public reprimand and two years of supervised probation. (Mike Frisch)