IN RE: FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, Nonpayment of Attorney Registration Fees, and/or Failure to Submit IOLTA Certification
The Clerk of the Court has notified this Court that certain attorneys have failed either to pay the annual registration fee required for them to be licensed to practice law in Indiana or to file an exemption affidavit as contemplated by Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 2, and/or have failed to make the IOLTA certification required by Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 2(f). In addition, the Indiana Office of Admissions and Continuing Education (IOACE) has notified the Court that certain attorneys have failed to comply with the continuing legal education requirements of Admission and Discipline Rule 29, sections 3 or 10.
The Court finds that the attorneys listed on Exhibit A, which is attached to and expressly made a part of this order, have not complied with the Admission and Discipline Rules mentioned above, the basis or bases of their noncompliance being listed to the immediate right of each attorney's bar number. Accordingly, this Court finds that such attorneys should be and therefore ARE SUSPENDED from the practice of law in the State of Indiana.
Although the suspension is effective as of the date of this order for purposes of the reinstatement procedures that must be followed and/or any reinstatement fees that must be paid for reinstatement, the Court directs that the proscription against the actual practice of law will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Monday, June 28, 2021. The delay from the date of this order to the suspension date is for the sole purpose of allowing time for copies of this order to be sent, received, and acted upon by the suspended attorneys.
Any attorney whose name appears on Exhibit A may be reinstated by complying with the applicable reinstatement procedures and by paying any applicable penalties. The reinstatement procedure for nonpayment of attorney fees can be found in Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 2(h). The reinstatement procedure for failure to comply with continuing legal education requirements can be found in Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 29, section 10(b). These rules can be found at http://www.in.gov/judiciary/rules/ad_dis/index.html.
Certain attorneys may have asked IOACE for extensions of time within which to comply with the Rules governing continuing legal education requirements. If the Commission has decided that sufficient reasons exist to grant an extension, as provided in Admission and Discipline Rule 29, section 8, then the attorney's name will not appear on the list of suspended attorneys attached to this order.
All Justices concur.
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