|Filed Nov. 22, 2000|
In the Matter of the Application for Disciplinary Action Against Shirley A. Dvorak, a Member of the Bar of the State of North Dakota
On May 18, 2000, the Court filed its Opinion and Judgment, suspending Shirley A. Dvorak from the practice of law for one year, commencing June 30, 2000. Prior to the commencement of the suspension, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction until July 7, 2000, when the matter was heard on the merits. On July 13, 2000, and thereafter, this Court issued orders staying the suspension and costs until final disposition of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. Dvorak's license to practice law was suspended during this time for a period of seven days. On November 17, 2000, the United States Supreme Court notified this Court that the Petition for Writ of Certiorari was denied. The Court considered the matter, and
ORDERED, the stay of Dvorak's suspension is lifted.
FURTHER ORDERED, effective January 1, 2001, Dvorak is suspended for 358 days, and must comply with other conditions consistent with the opinion and judgment filed May 18, 2000.
FURTHER ORDERED, Dvorak pay the costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceedings in the amount of $9,214.21, payable to the Secretary of the Disciplinary Board.
FURTHER ORDERED, Dvorak provide notification under Rule 6.3, N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl, and provide proof of compliance within 10 days after the date of this Order.
The Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota convened November 22, 2000, with the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, and the Honorable William A. Neumann, the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, the Honorable Mary Muehlen Maring, Justices, directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter the above order. The Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner, deeming herself disqualified, did not participate in this decision.
North Dakota Supreme Court