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Default discipline of licensee who sent rebuttal letter prior to filing of disciplinary charges is valid

The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a March 19 decision, upheld a license suspension imposed by the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct in a default judgment, holding that a letter of explanation sent by the licensee attorney months before the filing of formal disciplinary charges against him was not a formal response to those charges.

Arkansas Supreme Court

The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a March 19 decision, upheld a license suspension imposed by the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct in a default judgment, holding that a letter of explanation sent by the licensee attorney months before the filing of formal disciplinary charges against him was not a formal response to those charges.

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