Sunday, March 25, 2007

When They Say "Suspension" They Mean It

The Florida Supreme Court disbarred an attorney who had continued to practice law while suspended for misconduct. The attorney had been on disciplinary probation with a requirement that he abstain from alcohol use. He attended a meeting of the bar's lawyer assistance program while intoxicated, which led to the imposition of the suspension. He continued to practice law and was held in contempt for violating the court's suspension order. The court found it unnecessary to refer the matter to a referee for fact finding and rejected the attorney's claim of double jeopardy. (Mike Frisch)

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