THE FLORIDA BAR Complainant(s) v. DEBRA DENISE NEWMAN Respondent(s)
The conditional guilty plea and consent judgment for discipline are approved and respondent is suspended from the practice of law for fifteen days, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out her practice and protect the interests of existing clients. If respondent notifies this Court in writing that she is no longer practicing and does not need the thirty days to protect existing clients, this Court will enter an order making the suspension effective immediately. Respondent shall fully comply with Rule Regulating the Florida Bar 3-5.1(h). In addition, respondent shall accept no new business from the date this order is filed until she is reinstated. Respondent is further directed to comply with all other terms and conditions of the consent judgment.
Respondent is directed to attend The Florida Bar's Ethics School under the terms and conditions set forth in the consent judgment.
Upon reinstatement, respondent is further placed on probation for six months, or until completion of Ethic School and Professionalism Workshop, under the terms and conditions set forth in the consent judgment.
Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from Debra Denise Newman in the amount of $1,377.14, for which sum let execution issue.
Not final until time expires to file motion for rehearing, and if filed, determined. The filing of a motion for rehearing shall not alter the effective date of this suspension.
A True Copy
John A. Tomasino Clerk, Supreme Court
CHARDEAN MAVIS HILL
DEBRA DENISE NEWMAN
ADRIA E. QUINTELA
LABARGA, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, CANADY, POLSTON, and LAWSON, JJ., concur.