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Friday, April 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Indiana Supreme Court suspends Bloomington lawyer"

Updating this ILB entry from April 18th, the Court has now uploaded its 3-page disciplinary order in In re David E. Schalk. A few quotes:

Discipline: Respondent's illegal attempt at a drug sting without the assistance of law enforcement, aggravated by his complete lack of any insight into his misconduct and his repeated and unfounded attacks on those involved in his criminal case and this disciplinary proceeding, demonstrate Respondent's need for a substantial period of suspension followed by a rigorous reinstatement proceeding before resuming practice.

For Respondent's professional misconduct, the Court suspends Respondent from the practice of law in this state for a period of not less than nine months, without automatic reinstatement, beginning May 24, 2013.

The "without automatic reinstatement" clause is most significant part of the penalty, as discussed in this Jan. 13, 2011 ILB post.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 19, 2013 04:26 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions