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Disciplinary Board v. Ellis

Docket No. 19870201
Oral Argument: Thursday, February 9, 1989 11:00AM

Docket Info

Title
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR
DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST CHERYL L.
ELLIS, 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.
Cheryl L. Ellis, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.

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Briefs

Filing Date Description
11/03/1987 RESPONDENT BRIEF
12/01/1987 PETITIONER BRIEF AND 8 APPENDIX
12/19/1988 RESPONDENT OPENING BRIEF
01/18/1989 PETITIONER BRIEF

Counsel

Party Type Name
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Vivian Elaine Berg - 03548
RESPONDENT PRO SE Cheryl Leslie Ellis - 03659

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/27/1987 REPORT OF HEARING BODY for disbarment (DB#1131,1191 & 1218)
2 07/27/1987 Transcript dated 5-28-1987
3 07/27/1987 Exhibits 17, 18, 20, 21 and 22 (Returned to D.B. on 3-1-88)
4 08/05/1987 Substitution of cover and appearance page in transcript
5 08/21/1987 EXCEPTIONS TO FINDINGS AND ATTACHMENTS
6 10/20/1987 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF, Affidavit of Cheryl L. Ellis, Cert. of Service by Mail
7 11/03/1987 RESPONDENT BRIEF
8 12/01/1987 PETITIONER BRIEF AND 8 APPENDIX
9 01/11/1988 APPEARANCES: Vivian E. Berg; Cheryl L. Ellis
10 01/11/1988 ARGUED: Berg; Ellis (Vol. Q, pg. 101)
11 02/03/1988 DISPOSITION
12 02/03/1988 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam
13 02/03/1988 On 02-03-88, the Supreme Court entered a Unanimous Opinion (Per Curiam) remanding this case to the
14 02/03/1988 the Hearing Body. On this date (04-19-89), the Supreme Court entered another
15 02/03/1988 unanimous opinion (authored by C.J. Erickstad) imposing discipline of a two-year suspension
16 02/03/1988 partially stayed with one-year probationary conditions.
17 02/29/1988 Order of Hearing Panel Chr. Directing Return of Exhibits
18 03/01/1988 Order of the Supreme Court returning exhibits
19 03/01/1988 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE
20 08/31/1988 REPORT OF HEARING BODY
21 08/31/1988 TRANSCRIPT DATED March 3, 1988 & 2 volumes of exhibits
22 09/29/1988 MOT. EXT/TIME EXCEPTIONS & Affidavit of Cheryl Ellis
23 09/29/1988 Copy of letter to Vivian Berg-re: request for entire tran.
24 09/29/1988 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - GRANTED : 10/19/1988
25 10/05/1988 Letter from Vivian Berg - request for copy of Motion for Ext. of Time to File Exception (Copy sent)
26 10/13/1988 Request for Withdrawal of Appendix w/ Cert/Ser
27 10/19/1988 EXCEPTIONS TO FINDINGS with Affidavit of Service by Mail
28 12/14/1988 JOINT APPENDIX (VOLS. I AND II)
29 12/15/1988 ACTION BY CLERK - GRANTED : 12/22/1988
30 12/15/1988 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF (letter dated 12-14-88 from Alice Senechal)
31 12/15/1988 LETTER AGREEING TO EXTENSION FROM VIVIAN BERG 12-14-88
32 12/15/1988 ACTION BY CLERK - GRANTED : 12/22/1988
33 12/19/1988 RESPONDENT OPENING BRIEF
34 01/18/1989 PETITIONER BRIEF
35 02/09/1989 APPEARANCES: Vivian E. Berg, Staff Counsel; Alice R. Senechal and Cheryl L. Ellis
36 02/09/1989 ARGUED: Berg; Senechal (Vol. R, pg. 27)
37 04/19/1989 DISPOSITION DISCIPLINE IMPOSED
38 04/19/1989 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Erickstad, Ralph J.
39 04/19/1989 two-year suspension partially stayed with one-year probationary conditions
40 04/19/1989 Court also ordered Ms. Ellis to pay the costs and expenses
41 04/19/1989 in an amount to be determined by the Disciplinary Board
42 05/01/1989 Affidavit of Compliance of Cheryl Ellis w/ receipt of cert. addressed to Vivian Berg
43 08/01/1989 Fax Copy of letter from Dana R. Day, M.D. dated Aug. 1, 1989
44 08/02/1989 Fax Copy of letter from James F. Lester dated July 31, 1989
45 08/02/1989 Progress Report of Robert R. Ivers, M.D. dated July 31, 1989
46 08/03/1989 Fax Copy of letter from James F. Lester dated Aug. 3, 1989
47 08/04/1989 Letters (2) from James F. Lester dated July 31, 1989
48 08/04/1989 Letter from Dana R. Day, M.D. dated August 1, 1989
49 08/09/1989 Substitute pages 2,3, & 4 of the opinion filed 4-19-89; see
50 08/09/1989 the Court's Order dated August 9, 1989.
51 08/09/1989 Order of substantial compliance and requiring quarterly rpts.
52 10/04/1989 Letter from James Lester (supervising atty) regarding
53 10/04/1989 cases which are pending in Cheryl Ellis's office at the
54 10/04/1989 present time
55 02/15/1990 MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS ATTORNEY & AFFIDAVIT
56 02/26/1990 Letter dated 12-28-89 from James F. Lester (supervising attny
57 02/26/1990 regarding pending case files in Ms. Ellis' office
58 02/26/1990 Agreement to Withdrawal of Respondent's Counsel; Affidavit of Cheryl Ellis & Attachments
59 04/06/1990 QUARTERLY REPORT DATED 4-5-90 FROM JAMES F. LESTER
60 04/12/1990 CERTIFICATE OF EXPENSES AND CERT. OF SERVICE ($5096.90)
61 04/30/1990 Copy of Letter from Vivian Berg to Cheryl Ellis dated 4-27-90 RE: Payment Schedule
62 08/03/1990 Cause citing Ellis to appear before the Court and show
63 08/03/1990 cause why she should not be suspended from the practice of
64 08/03/1990 law for violating the conditions of her probation as set
65 08/03/1990 forth in the Supreme Court's opinion
66 08/16/1990 APPLICATION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
67 08/22/1990 Report of Supervising Attny. Lester (dated July 2)
68 09/18/1990 Letter dated September 17, 1990, from Ms. Ellis w/ $25 check made out to "SBAND Disciplinary Board"
69 09/27/1990 Court continued Order to Show Cause on condition that Ellis
70 09/27/1990 work out a new payment schedule by Nov 1, 1990
71 11/02/1990 Letter dated Nov. 1 regarding failure of Ms. Ellis to
72 11/02/1990 work out a payment schedule per Court's action of Sept. 27
73 11/07/1990 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Order/Show Cause) - GRANTED
74 11/07/1990 Cheryl Ellis was ordered to show cause to Vivian Berg in
75 11/07/1990 writing why she has failed to contact Ms. Berg to arrange a new payment schedule.
76 12/05/1990 Court's Motion to Suspend Liscense for failure
77 12/05/1990 to comply with prior Court Order dated 11-07-90 (sua sponte)
78 12/05/1990 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (License suspended) - GRANTED
79 12/21/1990 Letter from Ellis dated 10-31-90 explaining difficulty with
80 12/21/1990 meeting her payments to the Disciplinary Board.
81 12/21/1990 Letter from Ellis dated 12-20-90 giving Court her new address
82 01/10/1991 Letters from Ellis explaining difficulty meeting payments to the Court. - RESPDUE : 01/29/1991
83 01/10/1991 Letters are dated 10-31-90 & 12-12-90. Court wants DB to rsp.
84 01/18/1991 Order of Suspension in 463 NW2d 340
85 01/29/1991 RESPONSE To Ellis' Letters by Vivian Berg
86 02/06/1991 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (ORDER OF SUSPENSION - GRANTED
87 02/06/1991 TO CONTINUE UNTIL REINSTATEMENT SUBJECT TO APPEAL FOR REINSTATEMENT)
88 02/08/1991 MOTION TO LIFT SUSPENSION WITH PETITION IN BANKRUPTCY ATTACHED.
89 02/13/1991 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - DENIED
90 03/04/1991 NOTICE OF FIRST MEETING OF CREDITORS FOR ELLIS' BANKRUPTCY
91 03/04/1991 DEBTOR'S CHAPTER 13 PLAN ATTACHED TO NOTICE
92 03/28/1991 Proof of Claim. Original and 1 copy filed in Bankruptcy Ct.
93 03/28/1991 Proof of claim filed in the amount $5071.90
94 07/02/1991 Payment from the Bankruptcy Trustee of $428.00.
95 08/07/1991 MOTION TO LIFT SUSPENSION - RESPDUE : 09/09/1991
96 08/07/1991 A Motion for Production of Fee Documentation was also filed;
97 08/07/1991 but not addressed in the Order. Appears no action taken.
98 08/07/1991 Statement of License fees Due from Cheryl Ellis.
99 08/13/1991 Payment from the Bankruptcy Trustee of $107.00
100 09/06/1991 RESPONSE FILED by Disciplinary to Motion to Lift Suspension.
101 09/11/1991 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - DENIED
102 11/03/1991 Motion to Dismiss filed in Bankruptcy Court for failure to
103 11/03/1991 comply w/ terms of her Plan. Three payment arrears 8/29/91
104 12/16/1991 Final distribution from the Bankruptcy Trustee - $3.47.
105 12/16/1991 Conversation with Trustee. Chapter 13 dismissed for failure
106 12/16/1991 to comply with the payment terms of her Plan.
107 12/19/1991 Notice from the Bankruptcy Clerk that case was dismissed on December 18, 1991.
108 03/09/1993 Judgment Mailed to Parties
109 04/16/1993 AFFIDAVIT OF IDENTIFICATION
110 04/16/1993 Transcript of Judgment
111 04/19/1993 JUDGMENT TRANSCRIBED TO CASS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT
112 04/29/1993 NOTICE OF TRANSCRIPTION OF JUDGMENT
113 02/22/2000 Letter from Penny Miller to Cheryl L. Ellis dated 2-22-00 re: inquiries regarding bar exam, etc.
114 10/04/2001 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed
115 09/19/2001 Payment for costs and expenses of $4,533.43 which was the balance due (receipt no. 16303)
116 09/21/2005 Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment