Friday, April 10, 2009
An attorney suspended in Tennessee was reciprocally suspended in Mississippi. He had entered into an alcohol rehabilitation agreement but failed to maintain sobriety. He also engaged in practice while on suspension. He was reinstated in Tennessee and now resides in Georgia and wishes to practice there. He must obtain Mississippi reinstatement to seek admission to the Geoorgia Bar.
The Mississippi Supreme Court granted the reinstatement petition notwithstanding the petitioner's non-compliance with procedural obligations at the time of the reciprocal suspension. The court's focus was on his present fitness to practice and, it concluded, he had adequately demonstated that reinstatement was appropriate. (Mike Frisch)