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Monday, July 20, 2015

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court enjoins non-lawyer from practicing law

In State ex rel. Ind. Supreme Court disciplinary Commission v. Brian K. Hill, a 2-page, July 17th order, CJ Rush writes:

The Verified Petition alleges Respondent, Brian K. Hill, who is not a licensed attorney, engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by offering and providing legal advice and services to Indiana residents in family law matters. The Verified Petition asks that Respondent be permanently enjoined from such conduct pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 24. * * *

The Court, having reviewed the allegations contained in the Commission’s Verified Petition, finds that Respondent has engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. Therefore, the Commission’s Verified Petition is GRANTED. Respondent, Brian K. Hill, is hereby PERMANENTLY ENJOINED from offering to provide and/or providing legal advice or legal services to others unless and until he obtains a license to practice law in Indiana. This restriction shall not preclude Respondent from seeking employment from, or being employed by, a lawyer or law firm as a non-lawyer assistant, so long as, while doing so, he abides by the terms of this permanent injunction and does not contravene the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct or Guideline 9 for the Use of Non-Lawyer Assistants.

Finally, the Commission is DIRECTED to provide a file-stamped copy of this order to Ms. Amy DeWitt.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 20, 2015 12:44 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions