Oakland City attorney suspended for noncooperation

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The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended Oakland City attorney Darlene C. Robinson for failing to cooperate in a disciplinary investigation against her.

The order, issued Friday, is effective immediately.

On April 29, the high court ordered Robinson to show cause why she should not be immediately suspended from practice for failure to cooperate with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission’s investigation of a grievance. The order required Robinson to show cause in writing within 10 days of service of the order, which she failed to do.

At the end of July, the commission filed a “Request for Ruling and to Tax Costs” asserting that Robinson still had not cooperated. Last week’s order stated she had not yet responded to the commission.

“Pursuant to Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(c)(3), this suspension shall continue until the executive director of the disciplinary commission certifies to the court that respondent has cooperated fully with the investigation or until further order of this court, provided there are no other suspensions then in effect,” the order, signed by Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, said. “Respondent is ordered to fulfill the duties of a suspended attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23.”

The court has also ordered Robinson pay $528.12 to the clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court for the costs of prosecuting the case, In the Matter of: Darlene C. Robinson, 21S-DI-00156.

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