Disciplinary Board v. Dyer
In the Matter of the Application for
Disciplinary Action Against Edwin W.F.
Dyer, A Member of the Bar of the State
of North Dakota
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court
of the State of North Dakota, Petitioner
Edwin W.F. Dyer, III, Respondent
|Nature of Action:||Disciplinary Proceedings (Civil)|
|Term:||04/2012  Argument: 04/05/2012 2:45pm|
|ND cite:||2012 ND 118|
817 N.W.2d 351
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Respondent's Statement of the Issues:|
Dyers Statement of Issues:
ISSUE FOR REVIEW NO. 1: Mr. Dyer did not violate Rule 8.1(b) of the North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct in that he did not knowingly fail to respond to a lawful demand for information from a disciplinary authority.
ISSUE FOR REVIEW NO. 2: Can Dyer be disciplined after relying on authority when there is no North Dakota Supreme Court case directly on point?
ISSUE FOR REVIEW NO. 3: Can there be a dismissal without prejudice after a hearing on the merits?
ISSUE FOR REVIEW NO. 4 The discipline ordered by the Hearing Panel was not warranted.
Summers Statement of Issues:
I. Whether the Disciplinary Board Failed to Dismiss the Complaint, in toto, Because Disciplinary Counsel Failed to Bring Forward the Original Complainant to Testify as to the Foundation of the Original and Amended Petitions.
II. Whether the Disciplinary Board Erred in Finding That The "Respondents had no valid basis for refusing to produce the Trust Account records as ordered in the Hearing Panel's Order on Motion to Compel."
III. The Disciplinary Board Erred in Granting and then Dismissing the Amended Petition Without Prejudice Because Ms. Summers Had no Notice as to What Was the Requisite and Proper Conduct under Rule 1.6 and Rule 1.15 of the North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct.
IV. Whether the Disciplinary Board Erred in not Providing Sanctions in its Recommendations to Ms. Summers as Other Attorneys have in Similar Situations.
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|1||01/12/2012||FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, AND RECOMMENDATIONS|
|2||01/13/2012||FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS SERVED ON PARTIES/COUNSEL|
|3||01/13/2012||THIS CASE CONSOLIDATED W/ 20120021-20120023. MAKE ALL ENTRIES EXCEPT "DIS" IN THIS CASE.|
|4||02/01/2012||RECORD ON APPEAL|
|5||02/01/2012||TRANSCRIPT DATED September 15, 2011 (Original is 70 in Certificate of Record)|
|6||02/01/2012||DISK of tra dated 9-15-11 (e-mailed)|
|7||02/02/2012||Copy of Transcript dated 9-15-11|
|8||02/02/2012||Disciplinary Counsel's Objections to Report of Hearing Panel|
|9||02/02/2012||Lawyer's Objections to Report - counsel for Mr. Dyer|
|10||02/02/2012||Ms. Anne Summer's Objections to the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommendations|
|11||02/02/2012||EFILED Anne Summer's Objections|
|12||03/05/2012||MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF of Anne Summers (20120022 & 20120023)|
|14||03/05/2012||ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MRP of Anne Summers). Granted: 03/09/2012|
|15||03/05/2012||MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF of Edward W.F. Dyer, III (20120020 & 20120021)|
|17||03/05/2012||ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MRP of Edward W.F. Dyer III). Granted: 03/09/2012|
|18||03/05/2012||PETITIONER BRIEF (Disciplinary Counsel)|
|19||03/05/2012||Petitioner's APPENDIX (Disciplinary Counsel)|
|20||03/05/2012||DISK - PTB (CD-ROM)|
|21||03/09/2012||BRIEF of Respondent Dyer and Addendum (20120020 & 20120021)|
|22||03/09/2012||APPELLEE APPENDIX (Dyer) (20120020 & 20120021)|
|23||03/09/2012||Brief of Respondent Anne Summers (Withdrawn & replaced by RPB filed 3-13-12)|
|24||03/09/2012||DISK - RPB (Dyer) (e-mailed)|
|25||03/13/2012||Table of Contents for Appendix of Dyer (20120020 & 20120021)|
|26||03/13/2012||ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION: Maring, Mary Muehlen|
|27||03/15/2012||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|28||03/13/2012||Brief of Respondent Summers (20120022 & 20120023) (Amended)|
|30||03/19/2012||SITTING WITH THE COURT: Lee, Gary H.|
|31||03/16/2012||Received surcharge for RPB (Summers) (Receipt #20923)|
|32||03/19/2012||Received 7 copies of RPB (Summers) from CSD|
|33||04/05/2012||APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson; Michael R. Hoffman; Gregory I. Runge|
|34||04/05/2012||ARGUED: Paul W. Jacobson; Michael R. Hoffman; Gregory I. Runge|
|35||04/05/2012||ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|36||06/07/2012||DISPOSITION: DISCIPLINE IMPOSED|
|37||06/07/2012||UNANIMOUS OPINION: Per Curiam|
|38||06/07/2012||Suspended for nine months, effective 8-1-12, payment of $3957.26 each in costs & comply with|
|39||06/07/2012||N.D.R.Lawyer Discipl. 6.3|
|40||06/07/2012||Costs of $3,957.26 each to be paid to Secretary of Disciplinary Board|
|41||06/08/2012||Sent Notice of Order of Suspension to newspaper, SBAND, & Others|
|42||06/08/2012||Judgment Sent to Parties|
|43||06/25/2012||Affidavit of Publication - Bismarck Tribune|
|44||08/14/2012||Affidavit in Compliance with N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl., Rule 6.3 from respondent,Ed Dyer, III|
|45||08/24/2012||Affidavit of Identification- Summers|
|46||08/24/2012||Affidavit of Identification - Dyer|
|47||08/24/2012||JUDGMENT TRANSCRIBED TO BURLEIGH COUNTY|
|48||08/29/2012||Notice of Filing Transcript and Docketing Judgment|