Monday, February 28, 2011

First proceeding in the Andrew Thomas, et. al. Arizona Bar disciplinary case on tap for next Thursday

The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has set a time for the initial case management conference in the Arizona Bar Association's complaint against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his former assistants, Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander.

That conference will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in the Arizona State Courts Building.  It shouldn't be too colorful, as it is more to establish a schedule than to make any substantive decisions concerning the complaint against the threesome, but it may be worth keeping an eye on this.

Backgrround info: 

The Bar complaint against Thomas, Aubuchon, and Alexander is here.

Thomas' motion to disqualify the Bar's Independent Counsel, John Gleason, from the matter because he isn't admitted to the Arizona Bar, is here.  Gleason is an attorney in Colorado, and was appointed by the Arizona Chief Justice to serve as Independent Counsel in this matter.

Thomas' motion to dismiss the complaint, based in no small part on the previous motion, is here.

News coverage:

Phoenix New Times coverage of the complaint here.

AP coverage, via the Arizona Capitol Times, here.

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