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To: msnimje
The rules vary from state to state, and I don't know what Arkansas requires. Typically a disbarred or suspended lawyer has to petition to restore his license. Some states also require proof of good character (there's a real knee-slapper) and proof that the lawyer has kept current in his field of law.

It wouldn't surprise me if Clinton cut a deal with the bar, such that it would lift the suspension but Clinton would then voluntarily retire his license or at least go on "inactive" status. He has never really practiced law anyhow, so this would cost him nothing, and if it spares him from publicly having to jump through some hoops to have his license reinstated, so much the better from his standpoint.

25 posted on 12/21/2005 12:38:44 PM PST by blau993 (Labs for love; .357 for Security.)
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A. Following any period of suspension from the practice of law, an attorney desiring reinstatement shall file with the Executive Director a verified petition requesting reinstatement.

B. The petition for reinstatement shall be accompanied by proof of payment of an application fee of $100.00 to the Clerk.

C. The petition for reinstatement shall set out the following:

(1) That the attorney has fully and promptly complied with the requirements of Section 21.

(2) That the attorney has refrained from practicing law during the period of suspension;

(3) That the attorney's license fee is current or has been tendered to the Clerk; and

(4) That the attorney has fully complied with any requirements imposed by the Committee as conditions for reinstatement.

D. Any knowing misstatement of fact may constitute grounds for contempt, denial or revocation of reinstatement.

E. Failure to comply with the provisions of Section 21 (G) and (H) shall preclude consideration for reinstatement.

F. No attorney shall be reinstated to the practice of law in this State until the Arkansas Supreme Court has received an affirmative vote by a majority of a panel of the Committee.

31 posted on 12/21/2005 1:08:39 PM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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