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Disciplinary Actions - 12/30/15

December 30, 2015

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
Dejuan L. Bouvean, of Marion County, has been suspended for at least two years, effective Dec. 11, per an Indiana Supreme Court order. Bouvean was found to have commingled his personal funds with client funds, made dozens of disbursements and ATM withdrawals from the trust account not associated with or for the benefit of any client, and he kept insufficient client ledgers. Bouvean’s suspension is without automatic reinstatement. The costs of the proceeding are assessed against him.

Resignation
Steven C. Litz, of Morgan County, has resigned from the bar, effectively Dec. 17. Any pending disciplinary actions against him are dismissed as moot. He must wait five years until he can petition for reinstatement. The costs of the proceeding are assessed against him.

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