Disciplinary Board v. Johnson

20070107 In the Matter of the Application for
Disciplinary Action Against Samuel S.
Johnson, a Member of the Bar of the
State of North Dakota
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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court
of the State of North Dakota, Petitioner
v.
Samuel S. Johnson, Respondent

Nature of Action: Disciplinary Proceedings (Civil)
Counsel:
Petitioner: Paul W. Jacobson
Respondent: Serkland Law Firm
Term: 09/2007   Argument: 09/11/2007  1:30pm
ND cite: 2007 ND 203
NW cite: 743 N.W.2d 117

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Issues: Respondent's Statement of the Issues:
1) Is there clear and convincing evidence that Mr. Johnson violated Rules 4.1 and 4.4 of the North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct?

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Docket entries:
104/18/2007 REPORT OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD (Part of Record)
204/19/2007 REPORT OF HEARING BODY SERVED ON PARTIES/COUNSEL
304/19/2007 This case is consol.w/20070107. Make all docket entries, except DIS, in this case.
404/19/2007 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
505/01/2007 Certificate of Record
605/09/2007 Objections to Report (Disciplinary Counsel)
705/09/2007 Objections to Report (Respondent)
806/08/2007 PETITIONER BRIEF
906/08/2007 Petitioner's APPENDIX
1006/11/2007 MOTION & BRIEF to Submit Separate Briefs & Appendices (e-filed)
1106/11/2007 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Sub/Sep/Briefs/Appendices)
1206/11/2007 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Mot/Sub/Sep/Briefs/Appendices). Granted
1306/08/2007 RESPONDENT BRIEF (e-filed)(PDF)(20070107)
1406/08/2007 E-FILED BRIEF (RPB)(pdf)(20070107)
1506/08/2007 Respondent's APPENDIX (e-filed)(20070107)
1606/08/2007 E-FILED APPENDIX (Respondent's Appendix)(20070107)
1706/08/2007 RESPONDENT BRIEF (e-filed)(PDF)(20070108)
1806/08/2007 E-FILED BRIEF (RPB)(PDF)(20070108)
1906/08/2007 RESPONDENT'S APPENDIX (E-filed)(20070108)
2006/08/2007 E-FILED APPENDIX (Respondent's Appendix) (20070108)
2106/12/2007 Received $149.50 for RPB & Appendix (Receipt #17574)(20070107)
2206/12/2007 RECEIVED $127.00 for surcharge (Receipt #17575) (20070108)
2306/13/2007 Corrected table of authorities and page 34 for Petitioner's Brief
2406/13/2007 Copy of Transcript of Hearing on 2-6-07 & 2-7-07
2506/18/2007 Received 7 copies of RPB from Central Duplicating (20070107)
2606/18/2007 Received 6 copies of Respondent's Appendix from Central Duplicating (20070107)
2706/18/2007 Received 7 copies of RPB from Central Duplicating (20070108)
2806/18/2007 Received 6 copies of Respondent's Appendix from Central Duplicating (20070108)
2906/19/2007 DISK - tra (2/6&2/7/07)
3007/26/2007 SITTING WITH THE COURT: McClintock, Jr., John C.
3109/11/2007 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson; Ronald H. McLean
3209/11/2007 ARGUED: Jacobson; McLean
3309/11/2007 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3412/19/2007 DISPOSITION: DISCIPLINE IMPOSED
3512/19/2007 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Per Curiam
3612/19/2007 Samuel S. Johnson is suspended from the practice of law for 60 days beginning January 21, 2008, for
3712/19/2007 violation of N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 3.3, 4.1, 4.4, 8.1, and 8.4, and N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 1.2(A)
3812/19/2007 Johnson is ordered to pay the costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of
3912/19/2007 $8,670.36, payable to the Secretary of the Disciplinary Board
4012/19/2007 Judgment e-mailed to Parties
4112/20/2007 Notice of Order Suspending Attorney
4212/20/2007 Notice of Order Suspending Attorney sent to State Bar Assn, Publishers, Wahpeton Daily News, Judges
4312/20/2007 Clerks, etc.
4412/21/2007 Motion to amend the effective date of the suspension (document entitled Petition for Rehearing)
4512/21/2007 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (effective date extended to January 21, 2008)(Amended Judgment entered). Granted
4612/21/2007 Amended Judgment emailed to Parties
4712/31/2007 Affidavit of Samuel S. Johnson in compliance with with Rule 6.3(F)
4812/31/2007 Amended Notice of Order Suspending Attorney
4912/31/2007 Amended Notice of Order Suspending Attorney mailed to SBAND, Michie Co., US Court of Appeals,&
5012/31/2007 Martindale-Hubbell and e-mailed to clerks, judges, trial court administrators, etc.
5101/02/2008 Payment of $8,670.36 for costs of the disciplinary proceeding; Receipt no. 17968
5201/02/2008 MOTION FOR substitute page 17 (sua sponte)
5301/02/2008 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (substitute page). Granted
5401/02/2008 Substitute Opinion Page 17 changing date of suspension to January 21, 2008
5501/02/2008 Corrected Opinion Pages 3, 8, 9, 15 (technical changes to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act)
5601/02/2008 Corrections emailed to parties; DB; Inquiry Committee Chair; West Publishing(and hard copy)
5701/07/2008 Affidavit of Publication - Wahpeton Daily News
5801/22/2008 Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Cost Judgment
5902/12/2008 Notice and copy of Order of Minnesota Supreme Court - reciprocal discipline - 60-day suspension
6002/12/2008 effective 2-1-08, based on North Dakota Supreme Court suspension
6103/24/2008 Affidavit of Samuel S. Johnson in compliance with N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 4.5B
6203/24/2008 E-FILED AFFIDAVIT (by fax)
6303/24/2008 ORDER OF REINSTATEMENT
6403/24/2008 Order of Reinstatement e-mailed to parties, editor of newspaper, SBAND, clerks, judges, & others

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