The state Supreme Court issued an order Monday that will temporarily suspend District Attorney General Bill Gibson's law license.
Gibson will be allowed to continue practicing law for 30 days, in which time he may mount an appeal.
The Board of Professional Responsibility filed the petition asking the high court to suspend Gibson's law license temporarily under a provision calling for that when there is \"a threat of substantial harm to the public.\"
Gibson is accused of ethics violations involving legal advice and spiritual counseling he gave a man he prosecuted for murder. The correspondence between Gibson and Chris Adams occurred without the knowledge of Adams' attorney.
Lebanon attorney Jack Lowery is representing Gibson
Gibson is also the target of a criminal investigation by the TBI in the case.