Monday, December 19, 2011

Andrew Thomas discipline case -- final arguments

Final arguments were filed today by the Independent Bar Counsel John Gleason as a result of the investigation and disciplinary hearings conducted regarding violations of Rules of Professional Conduct committed by former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, and Assistant MCAs Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander.

Bar counsel said that Thomas and Aubuchon MUST be disbarred and that the Alexander's license to practice law should be suspended.

Read the 34-page final arguments and 156-page listing of proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law.

According to Jennifer Liewer, Chief Communications Officer for the Arizona Supreme Court,

These documents stand as Independent Bar Counsel’s Closing Arguments and Finding of Fact and Conclusions of Law. They will be officially filed with the Clerk of the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge tomorrow when the court is in receipt of a paper copy of the documents, which I am told, IBC has FedExed from Colorado.
 Respondents Counsel has until Jan. 16, 2012 to provide their response.
 A reply to that response by IBC is then due no later than Jan. 31, 2012.
 The Disciplinary Hearing Panel then has 30 days to file their Order (decision) in the case.

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