The ARDC has filed a complaint against a lawyer, in which the ARDC alleges that the lawyer filed a frivolous appeal in a case and later sought to discharge a legal fee bill in his own bankruptcy. The case is not important. What is shocking is that the vast majority of the conduct at issue occurred between 1995 and 2001. The lawyer needs to defend himself against and ARDC charge where he was;
(1) already sanctioned by the Seventh Circuit in November 9, 1993;
(2) held in contempt by Judge Zagel on June 9, 1995;
(3) sanctioned by the Seventh Circuit on August 5, 2002;
(4) sanctioned by the Seventh Circuit in May 2011.
What this case demonstrates is that there is no statute of limitations where the ARDC is concerned, particularly where there are allegations that the conduct was repeated.
Edward X. Clinton, Jr.