Disciplinary Actions – 6/1/16

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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.

Elton D. Johnson, of St. Joseph County, has been disbarred. Read more on page 5.

Hillary B. Ricks, of Marion County; Bryan S. Skillman, of Vigo County; and Ralph W. Staples, of Monroe County, were all reinstated to the practice of law per Indiana Supreme Court orders issued May 11 and 12. The three had been suspended for failing to pay costs assessed in their respective disciplinary actions by Oct. 1. The three have paid the costs and the $200 reinstatement fee owed under Admission and Discipline Rules.

Reciprocal Discipline
Jeannette M. Conrad, of Chicago, Illinois, has been suspended indefinitely by the Indiana Supreme Court based on her six-month suspension by the Supreme Court of Illinois for violating that state’s rules of professional conduct. If Conrad is reinstated in Illinois, she may file a motion for reinstatement in Indiana.

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