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Disciplinary Board v. LaQua

Docket No. 19950406
Oral Argument: Tuesday, March 5, 1996 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
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
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
548 N.W.2d 372

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Briefs

Filing Date Description
02/14/1996 RESPONDENT BRIEF
02/16/1996 PETITIONER BRIEF

Counsel

Party Type Name
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Paul W Jacobson - 03631

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 12/18/1995 REPORT OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD (No. 33 of the Record of the Disciplinary Board)
2 12/18/1995 RECORD OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD
3 12/20/1995 TRANSCRIPT DATED June 20, 1995 w/ exhibits 1, 2, & 3
4 01/05/1996 RESPONDENT LAQUA'S OBJECTIONS TO THE REPORT OF THE
5 01/05/1996 DISCIPLINARY BOARD PURSUANT TO RULE 3.1(F), NDPRLDD
6 02/14/1996 RESPONDENT BRIEF
7 02/16/1996 PETITIONER BRIEF
8 02/16/1996 JOINT APPENTIX
9 03/05/1996 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson, Assistant Disciplinary Counsel; Thomas L. Zimney
10 03/05/1996 ARGUED: Jacobson; Zimney (Vol. U, pg. 212)
11 05/14/1996 DISPOSITION
12 05/14/1996 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam View
13 05/14/1996 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT-LaQua suspended for - GRANTED
14 05/14/1996 six months and he must serve a two month probationary
15 05/14/1996 period after completion of his suspension for violating
16 05/14/1996 Rules 1.3 (diligence), 1.4(a)(communication), NDRPC; and
17 05/14/1996 before January 1, 1988, Disciplinary Rules 1-102(A)(1)
18 05/14/1996 (miscoduct), 6-101(A)(3) (failing to act competently),
19 05/14/1996 7-101(A)(2) (representing a client zealously), and
20 05/14/1996 9-102(B) (preserving identity of funds and property of a client), NDCPR.
21 05/14/1996 LAQUA's files must be audited to insure they are current and
22 05/14/1996 that no client is at risk of injury from lack of
23 05/14/1996 diligence. LAQUA must also receive during his suspension
24 05/14/1996 and probation, another medical evaluation certifying he
25 05/14/1996 is not under a disability that would prevent him from practicing law.
26 05/14/1996 LAQUA is also ordered to pay the costs and expenses of the
27 05/14/1996 disciplinary proceedings in the amount of $3013.15,
28 05/14/1996 payable to the Secretary of the Disciplinary Board.
29 05/16/1996 Summary of Opinion (to be mailed to editor of newspaper,
30 05/16/1996 judges, clerks, State Bar Association, etc.)
31 05/22/1996 Received check #15229 from Price & LaQua in the amount of
32 05/22/1996 $3013.15 for payment of costs and expenses of disciplinary
33 05/22/1996 proceedings. Receipt #8078 mailed to LaQua 5-22-96. cmb
34 05/22/1996 AFFIDAVIT OF COMPLIANCE WITH RULE 6.3, RULES FOR LAWYER DISC
35 06/10/1996 AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION OF ORDER OF SUSPENSION
36 11/06/1996 Report of Audit of Files from Paul Jacobson
37 11/06/1996 Letter of November 4, 1996, from Tom Zimney with affidavit of John LaQua attached and medical eval.
38 11/13/1996 All conditions of suspension have been satisfied; reinstatement is automatic under the rules
39 11/13/1996 Reinstatement is November 15, 1996, there is a two month probationary period
40 01/15/1997 Probationary period over
41 08/26/2002 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed