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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Ind. Decisions - Attorney suspended in 2008 reinstated after lengthy process

In In the Matter of: Teresa Perry McKeethen, a 2-page 5-0 order filed yesterday afternoon, the Supreme Court reinstates the Petitioner to the practice of law, effective April 5, 2017.

As the ILB wrote on Feb. 14, 2014, a disciplinary order imposing "suspension without automatic reinstatement," no matter if the order sets a seemingly brief period of suspension (eg "suspended for 180 days, without automatic reinstatement"), presents a very stiff hurdle for the affected attorney wishing to return to the practice of law. See also this post from Feb. 14, 2017.

Today's order sets out the 9 steps that must be complied with before reinstatement. In this case Petitioner was suspended effective July 29, 2008:

Petitioner became eligible to seek reinstatement in April 2011, and she filed a petition for reinstatement on January 27, 2015. Following proceedings before a hearing officer, on February 10, 2017, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(18)(b) (2016), filed its recommendation that Petitioner be reinstated to the practice of law in Indiana.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 6, 2017 09:58 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions