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Friday, September 09, 2011
Ind. Decisions - Supreme court posts disciplinary opinion
All of the Court's "Orders and Opinions Regarding Final Resolution in Attorney Disciplinary Cases " are available here. The ILB highlights those that are somewhat notable. In this 2-page opinion posted today, and issued Sept. 6, 2011, In the Matter of Arvil R. Howe, "the Court suspends Respondent from the practice of law for a period of 180 days, beginning October, 18, 2011, with 60 days actively served and the remainder stayed subject to completion of at least two years of probation."
Respondent was involved in 3 OWI incidents, in 1985, 2004, and 2010, and in each incident, "He failed to report this conviction to the Commission."
"Respondent admits that he violated these rules prohibiting the following misconduct:
- Ind. Professional Conduct Rule 8.4(b): Committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer.
- Ind. Admission and Discipline Rule 23(11.1)(a)(2): Failure to notify the Commission of a guilty finding."
Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 9, 2011 10:38 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions