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Disciplinary Actions - 5/11/12

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Indiana Lawyer Disciplinary Actions

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission brings charges against attorneys who have violated the state’s rules for admission to the bar and Rules of Professional Conduct. The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications brings charges against judges, judicial officers, or judicial candidates for misconduct. Details of attorneys’ and judges’ actions for which they are being disciplined by the Supreme Court will be included unless they are not a matter of public record under the court’s rules.

Suspension
James D. Nafe Jr., of St. Joseph County, has been suspended immediately from the practice of law for noncooperation with the Disciplinary Commission, per an April 19, 2012, order from the Indiana Supreme Court. He is also ordered to reimburse the commission $522.76 for the costs of prosecuting the proceeding.

Charles P. White, of Marion County, has been suspended pendente lite from practice, per an April 25, 2012, order from the Indiana Supreme Court. The suspension took effect 15 days from the date of the order. White, the former Indiana Secretary of State, was suspended following his Class D felony convictions of submission of a false, fictitious or fraudulent registration application; two counts of perjury; voting outside a precinct of residence; procuring, casting or tabulating a false, fictitious or fraudulent ballot; and theft. The interim suspension shall continue until further order of the court.

Resignation
James R. Kilburn, of Scott County, has resigned from the Indiana bar, according to an April 19, 2012, order from the Indiana Supreme Court. By accepting his resignation, the justices ordered that any disciplinary proceedings pending against Kilburn be dismissed. He will not be eligible to petition for reinstatement for five years.

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  1. Such things are no more elections than those in the late, unlamented Soviet Union.

  2. It appears the police and prosecutors are allowed to change the rules halfway through the game to suit themselves. I am surprised that the congress has not yet eliminated the right to a trial in cases involving any type of forensic evidence. That would suit their foolish law and order police state views. I say we eliminate the statute of limitations for crimes committed by members of congress and other government employees. Of course they would never do that. They are all corrupt cowards!!!

  3. Poor Judge Brown probably thought that by slavishly serving the godz of the age her violations of 18th century concepts like due process and the rule of law would be overlooked. Mayhaps she was merely a Judge ahead of her time?

  4. in a lawyer discipline case Judge Brown, now removed, was presiding over a hearing about a lawyer accused of the supposedly heinous ethical violation of saying the words "Illegal immigrant." (IN re Barker) http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/order-discipline-2013-55S00-1008-DI-429.pdf .... I wonder if when we compare the egregious violations of due process by Judge Brown, to her chiding of another lawyer for politically incorrectness, if there are any conclusions to be drawn about what kind of person, what kind of judge, what kind of apparatchik, is busy implementing the agenda of political correctness and making off-limits legit advocacy about an adverse party in a suit whose illegal alien status is relevant? I am just asking the question, the reader can make own conclsuion. Oh wait-- did I use the wrong adjective-- let me rephrase that, um undocumented alien?

  5. of course the bigger questions of whether or not the people want to pay for ANY bussing is off limits, due to the Supreme Court protecting the people from DEMOCRACY. Several decades hence from desegregation and bussing plans and we STILL need to be taking all this taxpayer money to combat mostly-imagined "discrimination" in the most obviously failed social program of the postwar period.

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