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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order imposing reciprocal discipline

In In re Bruce Carr, an order filed April 19th, the Court writes:

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed a "Verified Notice of Foreign Discipline and Petition for Issuance of an Order to Show Cause," advising that Respondent was disciplined by the State of Illinois and requesting, pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(28), that reciprocal discipline be imposed in this state. On January 28, 2013, this Court issued an "Order to Show Cause," to which Respondent has not responded.

Respondent was admitted to practice law in Indiana and in Illinois. On November 19, 2012, the Supreme Court of Illinois found Respondent's conduct violated that jurisdiction's rules of professional conduct. For this misconduct, Respondent was suspended from the practice of law in Illinois for nine months, effective December 10, 2012.

The Court finds that there has been no showing, pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 23(28)(c), of any reason why reciprocal discipline should not issue in this state.

Being duly advised, the Court orders Respondent suspended indefinitely from the practice of law in this state as of the date of this order. Respondent is ordered to fulfill the duties of a suspended attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26). The costs of this proceeding are assessed against Respondent.

If Respondent is reinstated to practice in Illinois, Respondent may file a "Motion for Reinstatement" pursuant to and in full compliance with Admission and Discipline Rule 23(28)(e), provided there is no other suspension order in effect.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 24, 2013 10:47 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions