Friday, May 18, 2012

Bedrock

The Iowa Supension Court has indefinitely suspended an attorney without possibility of reinstatement for one year. The attorney had continued to practice after suspension for failure to pay a financial obligation to the Department of revenue:

One bedrock of the [bar disciplinary] system is that a suspended attorney will actually be suspended. The system does not work when lawyers continue to make filings, meet with clients, send out legal correspondence, and take fees while they are supposed to be under suspension.

The attorney also had failed to account for or refund a fee.

He defaulted in the disciplinary case. (Mike Frisch)

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