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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ind. Law - "All attorney disciplinary proceedings pending against Respondent William F. Conour are hereby dismissed as moot because of Respondent’s resignation from the bar of this State"

The Supreme Court has posted this Order, filed June 29th. Some quotes:

A "Verified Complaint for Disciplinary Action" against Respondent was filed on May 24, 2012. Respondent has now tendered to this Court a resignation from the bar of this State, pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(17).

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the resignation from the bar of this State tendered by Respondent is accepted effective immediately. The Clerk of this Court is directed to record Respondent’s resignation on the Roll of Attorneys. Respondent shall fulfill all the applicable duties under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26).

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all attorney disciplinary proceedings pending against Respondent are hereby dismissed as moot because of Respondent’s resignation from the bar of this State, subject to consideration of pending allegations in the event there is a petition for reinstatement.

Respondent shall be ineligible to petition for reinstatement to the practice of law for five years from the date of this order. See Admis. Disc. R. 23(4)(a). Approval of a petition for reinstatement is discretionary and requires clear and convincing evidence of the petitioner's remorse, rehabilitation, and fitness to practice law. See Admis. Disc. R. 23(4)(b).

Here are earlier ILB entries on Mr. Conour, including "Long-time Indiana Super Lawyer allegedly misappropriated more than $2.5 million in client funds for his own use," found here.

This entry
from March 17, 2010 titled "Chief Justice John G. Roberts to speak at IU School of Law - Indianapolis," includes this (ILB emphasis):
There will be limited overflow seating in room 385 of Inlow Hall at 530 West New York Street and a reception in the Conour Atrium after the lecture.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 5, 2012 09:00 AM
Posted to Indiana Law