Last September we posted about a Seventh Circuit opinion that admonished an attorney for his conduct -- or more specifically, his lack of conduct. Surprised? Don't be -- we're in the "Benchslappy" circuit, remember? (Hat tip to Above the Law). Well, what started out as a benchslap has turned into a suspension.
Michael Finn was Kenneth Clark's appellate counsel, and oral arguments were scheduled for April 14, 2011. One problem: Finn didn't show up. Initially, Finn claimed that he was ill, and "not well enough to go to court," reports the ABA Journal. Needless to say, his client lost his appeal.