September 13, 2011
An Indiana attorney who consented to a 30 day suspension with automatic reinstatement got hit with an additional 10 days because he miscalculated the start date and filed a brief while suspended:
Respondent admits that he mailed, and thereby filed and served, an appellant's brief in a case before the Court of Appeals on August 10, 2011—the date his suspension took effect—under the mistaken belief that his suspension began on August 12. A violation of a disciplinary suspension, even if merely careless, will not be condoned. The Court concludes that Respondent's suspension should be extended by ten days, followed by automatic reinstatement, unless the Commission files a notice before that date that there are other grounds for objection or that Respondent's description of the events is incomplete or inaccurate.
We all became lawyers because we were no good at math and science. (Mike Frisch)
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