Al2-1101. In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Lori Mae Michael, a Minnesota Attorney,Registration No. 312149.
Attorney Michael was reinstated to the practice of law on November 5, 2013, conditioned on providing proof to the Clerk of Appellate Courts that she had successfully taken and passed the professional responsibility portion of the Minnesota Bar Examination by September 18, 2014. Michael did not provide such proof, and instead requested additional time to take the examination.
In today's decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court denied the request for additional time and indefinitely suspended Michael, saying:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion of respondent Lori Mae Michael for additional time in which to provide proof of her successful completion of the professional responsibility portion of the state bar examination is denied. Respondent's conditional reinstatement is revoked, and she is indefinitely suspended, effective 10 days from the
date of the filing of this order. Respondent shall comply with Rule 26, RLPR (requiring notice of suspension to clients, opposing counsel, and tribunals). Respondent may apply for reinstatement under Rule 18(t), RLPR, by filing with the Clerk of Appellate Courts and the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility proof that she has successfully completed the professional responsibility portion of the state bar examination.
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