Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: B.G., et al. v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, et al.
Case No.: 17-1806
Officials: BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and MANION, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings
This case was resolved on the merits last August. Our opinion left open the appropriate disposition of an attorney-discipline proceeding that the court had begun before the appeal was argued. Lee Ann Lowder, representing the defendants-appellees, filed her brief on March 30, 2018, a week late. One day after her brief was due, she had sought and received a fifth extension of time to file, even though Circuit Rule 26 requires all requests for extensions to be filed at least seven days before the brief is due.
Lee Ann Lowder is reprimanded for exercising insufficient care in preparing and revising the brief she filed in this appeal. The disciplinary...