Disciplinary Actions - 5/25/11

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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.

Robert V. Monfort of Jasper County was suspended from the practice of law for 30 days with automatic reinstatement in a Supreme Court order filed May 17, 2011. The suspension begins June 24. Monfort was suspended for violation of Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 1.12(a): representing someone in connection with a matter in which the lawyer participated personally and substantially as a judge without the consent of all parties to the proceeding; 3.3(a)(1): knowingly making a false statement of fact to a tribunal; and 8.4(c): engaging in conduct involving deceit or misrepresentation. Monfort formerly served as a judge in Jasper Superior Court.

Steven R. Lloyd of Hamilton County was suspended from the practice of law for noncooperation with the Disciplinary Commission in a Supreme Court order filed May 17, 2011. The suspension is effective immediately and will continue until the executive secretary of the commission certifies to the court that Lloyd has cooperated fully with the investigation, the investigation or disciplinary proceedings are disposed of, or until further order of the Supreme Court, provided there are no other suspensions in effect.•


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