Disciplinary Board v. LaQua

950406 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR
DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST JOHN F. LAQUA,
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.
John F. LaQua, Respondent

Nature of Action: Disciplinary Proceedings (Civil)
Counsel:
Petitioner: Paul W. Jacobson
Respondent: Zimney Foster P.C.
Term: 03/1996   Argument: 03/05/1996  1:30pm
NW cite: 548 N.W.2d 372

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Docket entries:
112/18/1995 REPORT OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD (No. 33 of the Record of the Disciplinary Board)
212/18/1995 RECORD OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD
312/20/1995 TRANSCRIPT DATED June 20, 1995 w/ exhibits 1, 2, & 3
401/05/1996 RESPONDENT LAQUA'S OBJECTIONS TO THE REPORT OF THE
501/05/1996 DISCIPLINARY BOARD PURSUANT TO RULE 3.1(F), NDPRLDD
602/14/1996 RESPONDENT BRIEF
702/16/1996 PETITIONER BRIEF
802/16/1996 JOINT APPENTIX
903/05/1996 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson, Assistant Disciplinary Counsel; Thomas L. Zimney
1003/05/1996 ARGUED: Jacobson; Zimney (Vol. U, pg. 212)
1105/14/1996 DISPOSITION: DISCIPLINE IMPOSED
1205/14/1996 UNANIMOUS OPINION: , Per Curiam
1305/14/1996 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT-LaQua suspended for. GRANTED
1405/14/1996 six months and he must serve a two month probationary
1505/14/1996 period after completion of his suspension for violating
1605/14/1996 Rules 1.3 (diligence), 1.4(a)(communication), NDRPC; and
1705/14/1996 before January 1, 1988, Disciplinary Rules 1-102(A)(1)
1805/14/1996 (miscoduct), 6-101(A)(3) (failing to act competently),
1905/14/1996 7-101(A)(2) (representing a client zealously), and
2005/14/1996 9-102(B) (preserving identity of funds and property of a client), NDCPR.
2105/14/1996 LAQUA's files must be audited to insure they are current and
2205/14/1996 that no client is at risk of injury from lack of
2305/14/1996 diligence. LAQUA must also receive during his suspension
2405/14/1996 and probation, another medical evaluation certifying he
2505/14/1996 is not under a disability that would prevent him from practicing law.
2605/14/1996 LAQUA is also ordered to pay the costs and expenses of the
2705/14/1996 disciplinary proceedings in the amount of $3013.15,
2805/14/1996 payable to the Secretary of the Disciplinary Board.
2905/16/1996 Summary of Opinion (to be mailed to editor of newspaper,
3005/16/1996 judges, clerks, State Bar Association, etc.)
3105/22/1996 Received check #15229 from Price & LaQua in the amount of
3205/22/1996 $3013.15 for payment of costs and expenses of disciplinary
3305/22/1996 proceedings. Receipt #8078 mailed to LaQua 5-22-96. cmb
3405/22/1996 AFFIDAVIT OF COMPLIANCE WITH RULE 6.3, RULES FOR LAWYER DISC
3506/10/1996 AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION OF ORDER OF SUSPENSION
3611/06/1996 Report of Audit of Files from Paul Jacobson
3711/06/1996 Letter of November 4, 1996, from Tom Zimney with affidavit of John LaQua attached and medical eval.
3811/13/1996 All conditions of suspension have been satisfied; reinstatement is automatic under the rules
3911/13/1996 Reinstatement is November 15, 1996, there is a two month probationary period
4001/15/1997 Probationary period over
4108/26/2002 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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