TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Fort Pierce attorney Tracy Nadine Record faces voluntary suspension and probation following a June 13 Florida Supreme Court order after she allegedly failed to appear in court in criminal matters, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
"In three unrelated criminal matters, Record failed to appear in court on behalf of her clients," the state bar said in its June 21 announcement of the discipline and the Supreme Court's order. "In addition, Record failed to adequately communicate with her client and filed a motion to continue without consulting the state. Record also failed to timely respond to the Bar’s inquiries in these matters."
In its two-page order, state Supreme Court approved the consent judgment filed with the court and suspended Record for 90 days, two be following by two years of conditional probation. The consent judgment also includes Record's conditional guilty plea. The court also ordered Record to pay a little more than $1,427 in costs.
Florida court orders are not final until time to file a rehearing motion expires. Filing such a motion does not alter the effective date of Record's suspension.
Record was admitted to the bar in Florida on April 20, 2005, according to her profile at the state bar website. No prior discipline before the state bar is listed on her state bar profile.
In one of the criminal matters in which Record acknowledged failing to appear, she represented a client in a felony probation violation case, according to the consent judgment, which refers to Record as "respondent."
"[The] respondent failed to appear in court several times after being duly noticed, and the client sat in jail for several months unable to resolve his case," the consent judgment said. "Respondent also failed to adequately communicate with her client by only visiting him at the jail once in a four-month period."