The Illinois Supreme Court has announced 70 new disciplinary orders. The Court disbarred 12 lawyers, suspended 43, censured 10, remprimanded two and transferred three others to inactive disability status.
The disbarment orders were for misappropriation (5), charging unreasonable fees (3), failing to return unearned fees or retainers (3), unathorized practice of law in a different state (2), convictions for fraud/tax evasion (2) and dishonesty (1). The numbers add to more than 12 because some of the attorneys engaged in more than one of these examples of misconduct.
Go to Illinois Laywer Now (here) for details on all the cases.