Saturday, October 7, 2017
The Nevada Supreme Court rejected a petition of the State Bar to impose an interim suspension of an attorney convicted of reckless driving
This is a petition under SCR 111 concerning attorney Rahul Kulkarni, based on a conviction for reckless driving, a misdemeanor in violation of NRS 484B.653(1)(a). See NRS 484B.653(3)(a) (providing that first-offense violation of NRS 484B.653(1)(a) is a misdemeanor). Kulkarni self-reported the conviction to the State Bar as required by SCR 111(2). Because the conviction is not for a "serious crime" as defined in SCR 111(6), temporary suspension and referral for disciplinary proceedings are not mandatory. SCR 111(7), (8). Having considered the petition and supporting documentation, we conclude that Kulkarni's offense is a minor one that does not warrant the imposition of a temporary suspension or referral to a disciplinary board at this time. See SCR 111(9). We therefore decline to take any action on the petition.
The links to the Nevada cases do not work. They can be found under unpublished opinions on the court's web page. (Mike Frisch)