Practice Pointer: Don't Hit "Send"

Friday, February 19, 2016

Practice Pointer: Don’t Hit “Send”

A 30-day suspension has been imposed by the Indiana Supreme Court for the following

Respondent sent a threatening and obscene private social media

message to a clients ex-husband.

He was sorry and took the medicine

Violation: The parties agree that Respondent violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 4.4(a), which prohibits using means in representing a client that have no substantial purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third person. The parties also agree that Respondent violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 8.4(d), which prohibits engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

Discipline: The parties propose the appropriate discipline is a suspension of 30 days with automatic reinstatement. The Court, having considered the submissions of the parties, now approves the agreed discipline.

(Mike Frisch)

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