Disciplinary Board v. Lee

20130017 In the Matter of the Application for
Disciplinary Action against Ervin J.
Lee, 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.
Ervin J. Lee, Respondent

Nature of Action: Disciplinary Proceedings (Civil)
Counsel:
Petitioner: Paul W. Jacobson
Respondent: Ronald H. McLean
Respondent: Ian McLean
Petitioner: Brent J. Edison
Term: 04/2013   Argument: 04/24/2013  2:45pm
ND cite: 2013 ND 151
NW cite: 835 N.W.2d 836

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Issues: Respondent's Statement of the Issues:
[1] Whether the hearing panel erred in determining disciplinary counsel failed to establish by clear and convincing evidence that Ervin Lee violated N.D. R. Prof. Conduct 1.5(a).
[2] Whether the hearing panel erred in determining disciplinary counsel failed to establish by clear and convincing evidence that Ervin Lee violated N.D. R. Lawyer Discipl. 1.2A(2).
[3] Whether the hearing panel erred in determining disciplinary counsel failed to establish by clear and convincing evidence that Ervin Lee violated N.D. R. Lawyer Discipl. 1.2A(3).
[4] Whether the hearing panel erred in recommending Ervin Lee be suspended from the practice of law for a period of 60 days and that he pay the costs of the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of $7,147.51.

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Docket entries:
101/15/2013 REPORT OF HEARING PANEL
201/16/2013 DISCIPLINARY BOARD SECRETARY SERVED REPORT
302/04/2013 EXCEPTIONS TO FINDINGS
402/21/2013 TRANSCRIPT DATED September 12, 2012 (No. 23 in ROA)
502/21/2013 RECORD ON APPEAL (ENTRY NOS.2 - 25)
602/21/2013 DISK of tra (CD)
703/01/2013 RESPONDENT BRIEF
803/01/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
903/01/2013 RESPONDENT'S APPENDIX
1003/01/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
1103/04/2013 Rcv'd $63.50 surcharge for RPB & RPA (Receipt #21724)
1203/06/2013 PETITIONER BRIEF
1303/06/2013 Petitioner's Appendix
1403/06/2013 DISK(PTB)(e-mailed)
1503/07/2013 Received 7 copies of RPB from CSD
1603/07/2013 Rcv'd 7 copies of RPA from CSD
1703/08/2013 Rcv'd additional $2.50 for respondent's appendix (Receipt #21737)
1803/18/2013 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
1904/24/2013 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson; Ronald H. McLean; Ian R. McLean
2004/24/2013 ARGUED: Paul W. Jacobson; Ronald H. McLean
2104/24/2013 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2208/29/2013 DISPOSITION: DISCIPLINE IMPOSED
2308/29/2013 SPLIT OPINION: Per Curiam
2408/29/2013 Concurring Specially: Crothers, Daniel John: CONCUR
2508/29/2013 Ordered that the Respondent be suspended from practice of law for 60 days, effective Oct. 1, 2013,
2608/29/2013 and that he pay the costs of the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of $7,147.51 within 60 days
2708/29/2013 Opinion sent to District Court Judges, Clerks, etc.
2808/30/2013 Judgment Sent to Parties
2908/30/2013 Summary
3009/03/2013 Notice of Discipline Sent to SBAND, Minot Daily News
3111/20/2013 Affidavit of Identification
3211/20/2013 JUDGMENT TRANSCRIBED TO WARD COUNTY
3311/20/2013 Notice of Filing Foreign Judgment Rec'd
3412/30/2013 Rec'd a check in the amount of $7,147.51 for costs and expenses (receipt #22548)
3512/30/2013 Rec'd Affidaivt of Ervin Lee & COS
3612/31/2013 ORDER OF REINSTATEMENT
3712/31/2013 Order/Judgment Sent to Parties: Ervin Lee, Ronald H. McLean, Ian R. McLean & Brent Edison
3801/21/2014 Satisfaction of Judgment
3903/17/2014 Affidavit of Publication - Minot Daily News

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