September 12, 2012
You Cannot Employ A Resigned Attorney
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The Indiana Supreme Court’s recent disciplinary decision in In re Nehrig, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind. 2012), Cause No. 29S00-0704-DI-168, was an order finding that an attorney was in contempt of court. One of the attorney’s violations was the fact that he maintained offices in the employ of another attorney after he resigned from the Bar. He contended that this was allowed by the Rules. He was wrong. The Court pointed out that attorneys who resign from the Bar are precluded from maintaining a presence or office in a law firm.
Something to keep in mind when hiring staff.