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Holland & Knight – Jonathan Brackett Crocker – Sanctions Order

In 1 on January 21, 2009 at 12:43 pm

SANCTIONS

Having found that Crocker violated the rules cited above, the court imposes the following

sanctions:

1. Jonathan Brackett Crocker is formally sanctioned for professional misconduct on the

record. If ever Crocker files any application for admission to any bar, when asked the

question whether he has been sanctioned or disciplined for professional misconduct, the

truthful answer to that question will be “yes.” Likewise, if ever Crocker files any

application for any other benefit that asks the question whether he has been sanctioned or

disciplined for professional misconduct, the truthful answer to that question will be “yes.”

2. Should Crocker at any time desire to be admitted to this bar, he is directed that such

application shall be directed to the undersigned Judge rather than through the normal

administrative process.

3. By April 9, 2009, Crocker is to take seventeen hours of continuing legal education in area

of professionalism and ethics from any organization accepted by the Florida Supreme

Court Bar. This is twelve hours above and beyond the continuing legal education

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requirements for the Florida Bar. By that date, Crocker is to certify to this Court that he

has completed those classes, identify the name of the courses, the date he completed

them, and that they are in fact accepted by the Florida Bar.

4. The court finds that the Crocker’s biography on the Holland and Knight website is

misleading. Crocker claims to be admitted to practice in this court without limitation. By

October 19, 2008, Crocker is to have the website changed to reflect he is admitted only

pro hac vice

, for limited purposes only in this matter.

5. Crocker is put on formal notice that if at any time in this court there is any further

violation of the Professional Rules of Responsibility, the court shall proceed under Local

Rule AT-2 to seek Mr. Crocker’s disbarment from the bar of district.

6. The court has considered lesser sanctions and concludes that the above sanctions are the

minimum amount needed to dissuade misconduct of this magnitude.

SIGNED this day of
 
T. JOHN WARD

UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

Posted via email from HKLaw Investigation

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