Chief justice appoints Bloomington man to disciplinary commission

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Chief Justice Brent Dickson has appointed Bloomington resident Kirk White to a five-year term with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. White fills a vacancy created by the expiration of Richmond resident Fred Austerman’s second term.

The appointment was made in a June 17 order in anticipation of the June 30 end of Austerman’s term. Neither White nor Austerman are attorneys. White’s term began Monday and will run through June 30, 2018. Per Admission and Discipline Rule 23, Section 6(b), White will take and subscribe to an oath of office.



  • Here is a fine idea ...
    How about instead of laymen appointed by the Supreme Court, we have laymen appointed by the Legislature or Executive? Foxxes guarding the henhouse, not so good. Check the track record of the disciplinary counsel for evidence of that .... no mandated annual filing in three years and none cared? Something is broken .... see Ogden and my case for further examples.

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