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Monday, June 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Two opinions imposing reciprocal discipline

The Supreme Court issued two orders in late May imposing reciprocal discipline.

In In re Jeremy S. Berman, filed 5/22/14, the Court ordered:

Respondent was admitted to practice law in Indiana and in Illinois. On January 17, 2014, 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 three years until further order of the court. * * *

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 already under indefinite suspension in Indiana for noncooperation pursuant to an order entered in Cause No. 53S00-1212-DI-707, as well as suspension for noncompliance with this state's continuing legal education ("CLE") requirements.

In In re Hubert E. Kelly, filed 5/29/14, the Court ordered:
Respondent was admitted to practice law in Indiana and in Arizona. On February 20, 2014, the Supreme Court of Arizona found Respondent's conduct violated that jurisdiction's rules of professional conduct. Pursuant to an agreement by the parties, Respondent was suspended from the practice of law in Arizona for six months and one day followed by two years of probation, effective 30 days after the date of the order.

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.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 2, 2014 09:00 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions