WARREN The Ohio Supreme Court said a former Hubbard attorney has 20 days to explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt for practicing law without a license.
Justices also said that Richard LaCivita "is hereby ordered to immediately cease to hold himself forth as an attorney, desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form and otherwise comply with this court's Nov. 26, 2012 order."
Last month, the Trumbull County Bar Association filed a formal complaint, claiming LaCivita has continued to practice out of his Associated Land Title Co. on West Liberty Street. The complaint states that besides doing legal title work, LaCivita has routinely notarized numerous documents even though his notary commission has been revoked.
The former attorney is accused of mishandling clients' money.
Read more in the Saturday Tribune Chronicle.