John S. GleasonJames S. SudlerKim E. IkelerAlan C. ObyeMarie E. NakagawaIndependent Bar CounselColorado Supreme CourtOffice of Attorney Regulation Counsel1560 Broadway, Suite 1800Denver, Colorado 80202(303) 866-6400
BEFORE THE PRESIDING DISCIPLINARY JUDGEOF THE STATE BAR OF ARIZONAIn the Matter of Members of theState Bar of Arizona,ANDREW P. THOMAS, Bar No. 014069,LISA M. AUBUCHON, Bar No. 013141, andRACHEL R. ALEXANDER, Bar No. 020092INDEPENDENT BAR COUNSEL’SCLOSING ARGUMENTCase No. PDJ 2011-9002
Independent Bar Counsel, John S. Gleason, acting by appointment of Rebecca White Berch,the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, as set forth in her Administrative Order No. 2010-41 entered March 23, 2010, respectfully submits his Closing Argument in this proceeding.
This case is a lawyer discipline matter brought pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court Rule 31against Andrew P. Thomas (“Thomas”), Lisa M. Aubuchon (“Aubuchon”) and Rachel R. Alexander(“Alexander”). Commencing on September 12, 2011, a hearing was held about the allegationsagainst the three lawyers. The hearing concluded November 2, 2011. The Presiding DisciplinaryJudge (“PDJ”) ordered Independent Bar Counsel to file a written closing argument by December 30,2011. Respondents have until January 15, 2012 to file responses, after which IBC has until January31, 2012 to file a reply.