Monday, April 8, 2013
The Vermont Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney who was disbarred for misappropration and commingling of trust funds.
The petitioner was randomly chosen for a trust audit.
He initially provided false information in the ensuing bar inquiry. He eventually admitted that he had a "poor concept of money."
After his disbarment, the petitioner was kept on as guardian of five probate court acccounts that were brought to conclusion without incident. He has served as a volunteer with several organizations and "sings in [his] church choir and has taken a leadership role with the choir."
Indeed, "[the choir director] was impressed with [petitioner's] handling of a situation in the choir when the group decided to purchase leather bound hymnals which [he] knew to be a financial burden to some members of the choir. [He] worked to make sure that all could have the books." (Mike Frisch)