||Respondent directed a client to pay an outstanding legal bill in the amount of $5,895.23 by issuing a check payable to Respondent, not Respondent’s law firm. Respondent did not give the funds to his firm, but converted them to his personal use. After the firm learned of the misconduct, Respondent made restitution and resigned from the firm. Respondent reported his misconduct to the Disciplinary Board and stipulated that his misconduct warranted a suspension from the practice of law.
Respondent had no prior record of discipline. He cooperated fully in the disciplinary process and waived a number of procedural rights.
In recommending that Respondent be suspended for one year, the Disciplinary Board found that Respondent had presented “extremely strong character evidence” from “a wide spectrum of witnesses.” Upon consideration of the Disciplinary Board’s Report and Recommendation, the Supreme Court entered an order suspending Respondent for one year.