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IN RE: Failure to Satisfy Costs in Lawyer DISCIPLINE Case OF: Yvonne M. CARTER (2021)

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Supreme Court of Indiana.

IN RE: Failure to Satisfy Costs in Lawyer DISCIPLINE Case OF: Yvonne M. CARTER, Respondent

Supreme Court Case No. 19S-DI-460

Decided: September 22, 2021

Published Order Suspending Attorney for Failure to Pay Costs

On August 20, 2021, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed a “Petition for Suspension of Attorney for Failure to Satisfy Costs Ordered in Connection with Certain Proceedings under Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23,” asserting that Respondent failed to pay costs assessed in this disciplinary action by the due date of the attorney's annual registration fee (October 1), in violation of the requirements of Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(d) or Rule 23(21), and Respondent is therefore subject to suspension under Admission and Discipline Rule 2(h).

Respondent filed a response to the Commission's petition in the form of an unverified motion asking us to set aside our prior order assessing costs against her, which we issued on January 23, 2020. Respondent's motion is untimely and does not set forth good cause to set aside our prior order. Accordingly, the Court DENIES Respondent's motion.

Being duly advised, the Court now SUSPENDS Respondent from the practice of law in Indiana, effective ten days from the date of this order. Respondent shall fulfill all the duties of a suspended attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26). Respondent may file an application for reinstatement to the practice of law in this state pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 2(h), provided the requirements of that provision are met. Reinstatement will be granted only if no other suspension is in effect and Respondent is otherwise eligible for reinstatement. Applications for reinstatement or for other relief shall be filed under this case number.

All Justices concur.

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