BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF KBA SETS EXPEDITED HEARING FOR DETERS

LawReader has just confirmed that the KBA Board of Governors has notified attorney Eric Deters that he may attend a meeting of the Board on June 5, 2012 where they will apparently act on the ruling of the Character and Fitness Committee which supported the automatice reinstatement of Deters.    Deters was sentenced by the Supreme Court to a suspension from the practice of law for 61 days.     Subsequently the Bar Counsels office objected to the automatice reinstatment of Deters and a hearing was conducted by the Character and Fitness Committee.   The committee rejected the Bar Counsels motion.

The attorney discipline rules now send the case to the Board of Governors for their review, and then the issue must be reviewed by the Ky. Supreme Court.

The actions of the Bar Counsel is seeking to enhance the penalty imposed against Deters has already resulted in an additional period of suspension of some 32 days.

The expedited hearing of the Board of Governors appears to indicate that the Board will act quickly.

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