The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and component of the lawyer regulation system, assists the court in carrying out its constitutional responsibility to supervise the practice of law and protect the public from misconduct by lawyers. The OLR has offices at 110 E. Main St., Suite 315, Madison, WI 53703; toll-free (877) 315-6941. The full text of items summarized in this column can be viewed at www.wicourts.gov/olr.
Vol. 80, No. 10, October 2007
Hearing to Reinstate Nancy A. Schlieve
On Dec. 3, 2007, at 9 a.m., a public hearing will be held before referee Russell L. Hanson at the Eau Claire County Courthouse, Room 2531, 721 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire, on the petition of Nancy A. Schlieve, Eau Claire, to reinstate her law license. Any interested person may appear at the hearing and be heard in support of, or in opposition to, the petition for reinstatement.
Schlieve's law license was indefinitely suspended by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Oct. 15, 1998 due to a medical incapacity. Schlieve's conduct leading to her medical incapacity suspension occurred when she failed to perform her duties as an attorney in a manner acceptable to professional standards, which resulted in danger to her clients and to the public. The court determined that the seriousness of Schlieve's misconduct established in the proceeding and its relation to her medical incapacity required the indefinite suspension of her law license until she was able to establish she no longer had a medical incapacity that interfered with her practice of law and until she did not present a danger to clients, the courts, and the public.
To be reinstated, Schlieve has the burden of substantiating by clear, satisfactory, and convincing evidence that the medical incapacity has been removed and that she is fit to resume the practice of law, with or without conditions.
Relevant information may be provided to or obtained from OLR investigator Melody Rader-Johnson or OLR director Keith L. Sellen, 110 E. Main St., Suite 315, Madison, WI 53703; (877) 315-6941.