Saturday, November 03, 2007
Order of the Kneepads Update: Rare readmission of disbarred attorney to the Nebraska State Bar after 20 years. Nebraska Supreme Court allows readmission to the bar of attorney disbarred 20 years after twice stealing funds from his law firm. Legal profession blog. The Supreme Court disbarred John Kinney in 1987 after twice stealing over $20,000 from his law firm. The court denied his application for readmission ten years ago but this time allows it conditioned upon his passing the bar exam. Character witnesses and the court's soft spot for substance abusers carried the day for Mr. Kinney. State ex rel NSBA v. Kinney 274 Neb. 412 (2007).