OHIO BAR GRANTS RECIPROCITY TO DETERS KENTUCKY 61 DAY SUSPENSION

 

May 25, 2012

LawReader has been advised that the State Bar
Association of Ohio has notified attorney Eric Deters, that they will grant
reciprocity to the 61 day suspension granted against him by the Kentucky
Supreme Court.

Deters is licensed in Kentucky and Ohio.  We are advised that this practice of the Ohio
Bar in granting reciprocity is pretty common.

Deters has already served over 90 days suspension
over the 61 day suspension imposed by the Ky. Supreme Court due to the intervention
of the Ky. Bar Counsel’s office which filed a motion objecting to his automatic
reinstatement after he had served the 61 day suspension.

The Character and Fitness Committee this week deny
the motion of the Ky. Bar Counsel to further extend Deters suspension.  The KBA Board of Governors will now consider
the action of the Character and Fitness Committee on June 5, 2012, and then
their action must be reviewed by the Ky. Supreme Court.

It is presumed that the Ohio suspension must start
this week. But if Kentucky reinstates him he could then resume practice in
Kentucky but could not practice in Ohio till the 61 day reciprocity penalty is
served.

The Kentucky Supreme Court rules allow the ethics
prosecutor to in effect unilaterally increase a penalty imposed by the Ky.
Supreme Court merely by objecting to his reinstatement after his service of the
Supreme Court period of suspension.

This delegation of real sentencing power to the Bar
Counsel has no precedent in any other area of the law.

We hope that the Board of Governors and the Supreme
Court will at least make their rulings expeditiously to conclude this matter.

The Kentucky Supreme Court retains the power to
alter this procedure and to regulate the power they have delegated to the
ethics prosecutor.

 

 

OHIO BAR GRANTS RECIPROCITY TO DETERS KENTUCKY 61 DAY SUSPENSION

May 25, 2012

LawReader has been advised that the State Bar Association of Ohio has notified attorney Eric Deters, that they will grant reciprocity to the 61 day suspension granted against him by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Deters is licensed in Kentucky and Ohio. We are advised that this practice of the Ohio Bar in granting reciprocity is pretty common.

Deters has already served over 90 days suspension over the 61 day suspension imposed by the Ky. Supreme Court due to the intervention of the Ky. Bar Counsel’s office which filed a motion objecting to his automatic reinstatement after he had served the 61 day suspension.

The Character and Fitness Committee this week deny the motion of the Ky. Bar Counsel to further extend Deters suspension. The KBA Board of Governors will now consider the action of the Character and Fitness Committee on June 5, 2012, and then their action must be reviewed by the Ky. Supreme Court.

It is presumed that the Ohio suspension must start this week. But if Kentucky reinstates him he could then resume practice in Kentucky but could not practice in Ohio till the 61 day reciprocity penalty is served.

The Kentucky Supreme Court rules allow the ethics prosecutor to in effect unilaterally increase a penalty imposed by the Ky. Supreme Court merely by objecting to his reinstatement after his service of the Supreme Court period of suspension.

This delegation of real sentencing power to the Bar Counsel has no precedent in any other area of the law.

We hope that the Board of Governors and the Supreme Court will at least make their rulings expeditiously to conclude this matter.

The Kentucky Supreme Court retains the power to alter this procedure and to regulate the power they have delegated to the ethics prosecutor.

 

 

 

 

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