April 24, 2014
OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, Petitioner
LAURA CHRISTINE SCHMIDT, Respondent Board File No. C2-14-173
Attorney Registration No. 83833 (Philadelphia)
AND NOW, this 24th day of April, 2014, an Order and Rule to Show Cause having been entered by this Court on April 11, 2014, and upon consideration of the response filed, it is ORDERED that:
1. The Rule is made absolute and, pursuant to Rule 208(f)(2), Pa.R.D.E., Respondent is placed on temporary suspension until further definitive action by this Court and she shall comply with the provisions of Rule 217, Pa.R.D.E.;
2. The President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, in accordance with Rule 217(g), Pa.R.D.E., shall enter such orders as may be necessary to fully protect the rights of Respondent's clients; and
3. All financial institutions in which Respondent holds fiduciary funds shall freeze such accounts pending further action by a court of appropriate jurisdiction.
This Order constitutes an imposition of public discipline within the meaning of Rule 402, Pa.R.D.E., pertaining to confidentiality.