In re Discipline of Hankin
In In re Discipline of Hankin 116 Wn.2d 293, 804 P.2d 30 (1991), the attorney practiced law while suspended for failure to comply with Continuing Legal Education requirements.
While practicing law with knowledge of his suspended status, he neglected to file a petition for dissolution and did not respond to Disciplinary Counsel's request for a response concerning the incident.
Upon remand to the Disciplinary Board, there was a stipulation that the attorney was an alcoholic and that his judgment was impaired because of alcohol abuse during the period of his violations of the RPCs and RLDs.
The Court approved suspension for one year and probation with supervision for two to four years.