Tuesday, December 29, 2009
An Arizona Hearing Officer has concluded that an attorney violated provisions of probation that required him to participate in the Bar's MAP (member assistance), TAP (trust account assistance) and LOMAP (law office management assistance) programs. The lawyer had served a 60 days suspension with probation on reinstatement.
The hearing officer recommends a 90 day suspension followed by probation. When the attorney is reinstated, he must get with the various programs.
The attorney owes $13,100 in parking fees and fines to the City of Tucson. The probation had included a payment obligation on this debt. The hearing officer recommends that the attorney make "reasonable efforts" of at least $100 per month on this obligation. (Mike Frisch)