In re Flood, 070920 INSC, 19S-DI-675

Docket Nº:19S-DI-675
Opinion Judge:Loretta H. Rush, Chief Justice.
Party Name:In the Matter of: Katherine E. Flood, Respondent
Judge Panel:All Justices concur, except Rush, C.J., and David, J.
Case Date:July 09, 2020
Court:Supreme Court of Indiana
 
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In the Matter of: Katherine E. Flood, Respondent

No. 19S-DI-675

Supreme Court of Indiana

July 9, 2020

PUBLISHED ORDER APPROVING STATEMENT OF CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONAL AGREEMENT FOR DISCIPLINE

Loretta H. Rush, Chief Justice.

Pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(12.1)(b), the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission and Respondent have submitted for approval a "Statement of Circumstances and Conditional Agreement for Discipline" stipulating agreed facts and proposed discipline as summarized below.

Stipulated Facts: Respondent pled guilty to disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor, arising from a domestic altercation at her home. Respondent has two prior convictions for OWI, one of which predates her bar admission.

Violation: The parties agree that Respondent violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 8.4(b), which prohibits committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on Respondent's trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer:

Discipline: The Court, having considered the submission of the parties, now approves the following agreed discipline.

For Respondent's professional misconduct, the Court suspends Respondent from the practice of law for a period of 90 days, beginning on the date of this order, all stayed subject to completion of at least two years of probation with JLAP monitoring. The Court incorporates by reference the terms and conditions of probation set forth in the parties' Conditional Agreement, which include: (1) Respondent shall have no violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct or any other law during her probation.

(2) During the term of her probation, Respondent shall abstain from the use of alcohol or any other mind-altering substances, except as prescribed by a doctor.

(3) Respondent shall promptly report to the Commission any violation of the terms of her probation.

(4) If Respondent's probation is revoked following a violation, the stay of her suspension may be vacated and the balance of the...

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