On Friday, January 26, 2024, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order suspending attorney Kylie M. Liu from practicing law for 90 days as reciprocal discipline for a suspension imposed by the Iowa Supreme Court. The court also ordered that upon reinstatement, Liu would be on unsupervised probation for two years with various conditions.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Kylie M. Liu,” with case no. A23-1674.

According to the court order, Liu had been suspended in Iowa for 90 days after she admitted to engaging in a prohibited sexual relationship with a client while representing her in a child welfare case from April to July 2022. Liu self-reported the violation to Iowa authorities in September 2022.

The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility in Minnesota had filed a petition seeking the reciprocal 90-day suspension against Liu. Liu stipulated the suspension and agreed to pay $900 in costs.

Upon reinstatement after the 90-day suspension, the court ordered Liu to be on unsupervised probation for two years. The conditions of her probation require her to cooperate with the OLPR, notify them of any address changes, not commit further misconduct, and comply with counseling recommendations from her mental health assessment completed as part of the Iowa case. Within a year, Liu must also pass Minnesota’s professional responsibility legal exam. Failure to follow the probation terms could result in automatic renewed suspension.

The Disposition states:

“IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. Respondent Kylie M. Liu is suspended from the practice of law for a minimum of 90 days, effective as of the date of this order.”

According to avvo.com, Ms. Liu is an attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She acquired her law license in Minnesota in 2020. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.