IN RE: PETITION FOR DISCIPLINARY REVOCATION OF ANNET LOPEZ
The uncontested petition for disciplinary revocation, as provided by Rule 3-7.12, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, without leave to seek readmission, is granted, subject to the continuing jurisdiction of this Court, effectively immediately. See Florida Bar v. Ross, 732 So. 2d 1037, 1040-42 (Fla. 1998). Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to disbarment. Florida Bar v. Hale, 762 So. 2d 515 (Fla. 2000). Inasmuch as petitioner's disciplinary revocation petition was submitted without leave to seek readmission, her revocation is permanent. Petitioner shall fully comply with Rule Regulating the Florida Bar 3-5.1(h).
Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from Annet Lopez in the amount of $1,250.00, 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 revocation. As with disbarment, in seeking readmission to The Florida Bar, petitioner “may be admitted again only upon full compliance with the rules and regulations governing admission to the bar.” R. Regulating Fla. Bar 3-7.10(n).
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John A. Tomasino Clerk, Supreme Court
ADRIA E. QUINTELA
LABARGA, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, CANADY, POLSTON, and LAWSON, JJ., concur.