More than 300 suspended for CLE, fee or IOLTA violations

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More than 300 lawyers have been suspended for failing to pay registration fees, meet their continuing legal education requirements or submit certification of Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts.

The Indiana Supreme Court issued a 27-page order Tuesday listing 182 Hoosier lawyers and 134 other attorneys who had failed to meet one or more of the requirements.

“Although  the  suspension  is  effective  as  of  the  date  of  this  order  for  purposes  of  the reinstatement procedures that must be followed and/or any reinstatement fees that must be paid for reinstatement, the Court directs that the proscription against the actual practice of law will go into effect at 12:01  a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Monday, July 6, 2015,” according to the order signed by Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

Attorneys on the list may be reinstated by complying with applicable procedures and paying any fees and penalties according to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 2(h). Requirements for complying with CLE requirements are found in Rule 29, section 10(b).

The suspension order marks a sharp increase over the 180 attorneys suspended in the annual order in 2014, but is close to the number suspended in 2013.

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