Friday, July 13, 2018
How many lawyers are admitted to practice in both Hawai'i and Arkansas?
At least one - a fact gleaned from an order of reciprocal discipline of the Hawai'i Supreme Court imposing an 18-month suspension.
we find that, on October 3, 2016, the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct suspended Respondent Rhodes for charging an unreasonable fee and
for engaging in unnecessary billing that was dishonest or deceitful in nature, in violation, respectively, of Rules 1.5(a) and 8.4(c) of the Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct, conduct which, if engaged in this jurisdiction, would constitute violations of Rules 1.5(a) and 8.4(c) of the Hawai'i Rules of Professional Conduct.
The misconduct involved padding bills for his (minor) role in a "simple" guardianship proceeding.
The Arkansas order is linked here. (Mike Frisch)