Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No E-Mail, No License

The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended an attorney who is on active status because

Respondent has repeatedly refused to  comply with the explicit directives, orders, and rules of this Court and of requests  by the Clerk of Court by refusing to maintain and monitor an operational email  account.  Moreover, in spite of the  Court's order of June 19, 2013, specifically prohibiting her from filing  additional motions with the Court until the underlying disciplinary matter has  been considered by the Commission, respondent has nevertheless attempted to  submit further motions with the Court.  As  a result of her persistent refusal to comply with this Court's directives, the  Court finds respondent poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public  and to the administration of justice.    Therefore, pursuant to Rule 17(b) and (c), RLDE,  Rule 413, SCACR, the Court places respondent on interim suspension.  See Rule  17(b), RLDE ("[u]pon receipt of  sufficient evidence demonstrating that a lawyer poses a substantial threat of  serious harm to the public or to the administration of justice, the Supreme  Court may place the lawyer on interim suspension pending a final determination  in any proceeding under these rules); Rule 17(c), RLDE ("[u]pon receipt  of sufficient evidence demonstrating that a lawyer …has failed to respond to …inquiries  or directives of …the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court may place that lawyer on  interim suspension.").  Respondent’s  license to practice law in this state is suspended until further order of the  Court.

(Mike Frisch)

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