|Case Information: 10-BG-0729
|IN RE: IRA C. HATCH, JR.
|Bar Governance - Bar - Disciplinary Reciprocal
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|Board on Professional Responsibility
|Ira C. Hatch
|DISCIPLINARY LETTER from the Office of Bar Counsel with a certified copy of an order of the Supreme Court of Florida disbarring responden on consent, who was administratively suspended by the DC Bar on October 1, 2009, for failure to pay his dues and failure to file the required annual registration statements and remains suspended.
|RECEIVED from the Office of Bar Counsel a letter addressed to respondent advising respondent of Bar Counsel's recommendation to the court that respondent be suspended on an interim basis pursuant to D.C. Bar Rule XI, Sec 11 (d), and of his obligation to file an affidavit.
|ORDER Having received a certified copy of an order of the Supreme Court of Florida disbarring respondent on consent, it is, accordingly, pursuant to D.C. Bar Rule XI, Sec 11 (d), ORDERED that respondent is suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia pending final disposition of this proceeding, effective on the date of entry of this order, and it is FURTHER ORDERED that respondent show cause within thirty days why he should not be disbarred in the District of Columbia. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Bar Counsel shall reply to respondent's response no later than fifteen days after service of the response. Alternatively, no later than fifteen days after respondent's response was dye, Bar Counsel may object to the imposition of reciprocal discipline based upon the factors set forth in D.C. Bar Rule XI, Sec 11 (c). Bar Counsel shall provide the court with the relevant portions of the record of the proceeding in the other disciplining court, the statute and rules that governed it, and a short statement identifying all of the issues that the matter presents. It is FURTHER ORDERED that if Bar Counsel opposes the imposition of identical discipline, Bar Counsel shall (12) recommend appropriate non-identical discipline or (2) request that the matter be referred to the Board for its recommendation as to discipline. Respondent may reply within ten days after service of Bar Counsel's submission. It is FURTHER ORDERED that respondent's attention is drawn to the requirement of Rule XI, Sec 14 relating to suspended attorneys and to the provisions of Rule XI, Sec 16 (c) dealing with the timing of eligibility for reinstatement as related to compliance with Rule XI, Sec 14, including the filing of the required affidavit. (ETW)
|STATEMENT of Bar Counsel regarding reciprocal discipline
|TMC - notices of reciprocal discipline - OTSC - statements of Bar Counsel - proposed orders
|DISBARMENT ORDERED that Ira C. Hatch, JR., Esquire is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. It is FURTHER ORDERED that for purposes of reinstatement respondent's suspension will not begin to run until such time as he files an affidavit that fully complies with the requirements of D.C. Bar R. XI, Sec 14 (g). (RD,BE,TE)
|RECEIVED from the Office of Bar Counsel a notice of nonfiling by respondent a compliant affidavit pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, Sec 14.