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Fort Pierce attorney voluntarily disbarred after allegedly mishandling criminal cases

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By Karen Kidd | Dec 5, 2019

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TALLAHASSEE — Fort Pierce attorney Tracy Nadine Record has been voluntarily disbarred following an Oct. 31 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations she mishandled criminal cases, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

"Record failed to appear on behalf of her criminal clients at several hearings before judges and also failed to communicate with her clients," the state bar said in its Nov. 26 announcement of the discipline and the Supreme Court's order.

In its two-page order, the state Supreme Court approved Record's uncontested petition for disciplinary revocation, tantamount to disbarment, with leave to seek readmission after five years, granting the petition served to dismiss all pending disciplinary charges against Record.

Record's disbarment was effective 30 days from the date of the court's order to allow her time to close out her practice and protect her existing clients' interests, according to the high court's order.

The court also ordered Record to pay approximately $1,810 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 disbarment.

Attorneys disbarred in Florida generally cannot reapply for admission for five years and must pass an extensive process that includes a rigorous background check and retaking the bar exam.

Record was admitted to the bar in Florida on April 20, 2005, according to her profile at the state bar website.

In June, Record was voluntarily suspended for 90 days and placed on two years probation following a Supreme Court order, after she allegedly failed to appear in court for three unrelated criminal matters.

Eleven other disciplinary matters were pending against Record, and she has accepted responsibility and cooperated with the state bar's inquiries, according to her petition.  

"At the time of the misconduct, [Record] was experiencing personal problems and health issues," the petition said. "[Record] recognizes that it is appropriate for her to voluntarily cease the practice of law at this time."

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