Sept. 2, 2020 – On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, commencing at 9:00 a.m., a public hearing will be held before referee David A. Piehler at the Price County Courthouse, 126 Cherry St. # 201, Phillips, on the petition of Beth M. Bant of Ogema to reinstate her Wisconsin law license. Any interested person may appear at the hearing and be heard in support of or in opposition to the petition.
On Dec. 18, 2019, the Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended Bant’s law license for six months for misconduct that involved dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation, and misconduct violating a supreme court decision regulating the conduct of lawyers. Disciplinary Proceedings Against Bant, 2019 WI 107.
In June 2020, Bant petitioned for reinstatement of her law license. To be reinstated, Bant has the burden of substantiating by clear, satisfactory, and convincing evidence that 1) she has the moral character to practice law in Wisconsin, 2) her resumption of the practice of law will not be detrimental to the administration of justice or subversive of the public interest, 3) all of her representations in her reinstatement petition are substantiated, and 4) she has complied fully with the terms of the orders of suspension and with SCR 22.26.
Relevant information may be provided to or obtained from Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) assistant litigation counsel Thomas J. Laitsch, P.O. Box 1648, Madison, WI 53701-1648. The OLR’s toll free telephone number is (877) 315-6941. Attorney Laitsch’s direct phone is (608) 261-0695.
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