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Friday, August 29, 2014

Ind. Law - Former Indiana law blogger under disciplinary commission scrutiny

"Indiana high court warns Richmond attorney" is the headline to this story today by Bill Engle in the Richmond Palladium Item. The long story begins:

The Indiana Supreme Court has threatened sanctions against Richmond attorney E. Thomas Kemp for his refusal to cooperate with an apparent investigation being conducted by the court's Disciplinary Commission.

The court this week gave Kemp 10 days to explain why he has failed to cooperate with the commission's investigation into grievances filed against him.

Kemp, who formerly worked in private practice with an office at 134 S. Eighth St. in Richmond, worked in the Wayne County Public Defender's office from July 2013 until he resigned July 15 of this year.

The supreme court order threatens to suspend Kemp's license to practice law in Indiana. Kemp's license was suspended in June for his failure to meet ongoing educational requirements.

It was not clear Thursday what other sanctions the court could take against Kemp if he fails to respond to its latest order. Records of disciplinary investigations are not open to the public.

Kara Kenney of WRTV 6 broke this story on Wednesday evening. Here is the story, plus video.

ILB: E.Thomas Kemp, Doug Masson, and I all started blogging at about the same time, over ten years ago. A link to Kemp's blog, KEMPlog, used to appear in the right-hand column of the ILB, as an Indiana resource, but I removed it a number of years ago because it appeared to be moribund. (The ILB still links to Masson's blog.) Here is an ILB reference to Kemp's blog, from 2006.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 29, 2014 08:43 AM
Posted to Indiana Law