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Supreme Court suspends attorneys for failure to pay fees, meet CLE requirements

June 7, 2017

Nearly 200 attorneys licensed to practice law in Indiana have been suspended for failure to pay certain fees or meet continuing legal education requirements.

The Indiana Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday suspending 168 attorneys from around the country with Indiana law licenses for failure to comply with Indiana Admission and Discipline Rules 2, 2(f) and/or 29, sections 3 or 10. Rule 2 is the required annual attorney registration fee, Rule 2(f) is the required IOLTA certification and Rule 29, sections 3 and 10 relate to CLE requirements.

Of the 168 suspended attorneys, 87 are attorneys whose offices are based in the Hoosier state. The order, signed by Acting Chief Justice Mark Massa, stipulates that although the suspensions are effective immediately, the actual proscription against practicing law will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on June 30 to allow time for copies of the order to be distributed and acted upon.

Suspended attorneys can be reinstated by paying any applicable penalties and following the reinstatement procedures provided under Rules 2(h) and 29, section 10(b). Names of attorneys who have been granted extended periods of time to comply with the CLE requirements do not appear on Wednesday’s list.

The full list of suspended attorneys can be read here.

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