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Disciplinary Board v. Boulger

Docket No. 20010093
Oral Argument: Monday, September 10, 2001 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Application
for Disciplinary Action Against
John V. Boulger, 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 V. Boulger, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
2001 ND 210637 N.W.2d 710
Oral Argument 9/10/2001

Highlight

A lawyer commits an ethical violation when the lawyer drafts a will for an unrelated client giving the lawyer a contingent bequest of a substantial gift.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/11/2001 PETITIONER BRIEF
06/15/2001 RESPONDENT 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 04/04/2001 PETITION FOR REVIEW OF ORDER OF DISMISSAL
2 04/04/2001 Petitioner's Appendix in support of Petition
3 04/12/2001 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Maring, Mary Muehlen
4 04/12/2001 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (set for argument) - Granted
5 04/12/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME PETITIONER BRIEF (sua sponte)
6 04/12/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (sua sponte) - Granted : 05/11/2001
7 04/12/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF (sua sponte)
8 04/12/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (sua sponte) - Granted : 06/11/2001
9 04/12/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF (sua sponte/Disciplinary Counsel's Reply Brief)
10 04/12/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (sua sponte) - Granted : 06/25/2001
11 04/18/2001 RECORD ON APPEAL (which includes orig. transcript dated 11-16-2000)
12 05/11/2001 PETITIONER BRIEF
13 05/11/2001 PETITIONER'S APPENDIX
14 05/11/2001 DISK - PTB e-mailed
15 05/11/2001 TRANSCRIPT COMMENCING NOVEMBER 16, 2001 (2 VOLUMES) (Original filed as part of the Record)
16 06/08/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF & Affidavit of Ronald H. McLean (Boulger) - Denied
17 06/08/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (Respondent's Brief) - Granted : 06/15/2001
18 06/08/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME REPLY BRIEF of Petitioner (Part of Mot/Ext/of Respondent's Brief)
19 06/08/2001 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 06/29/2001
20 06/14/2001 Depositions of Rolf Sletten, Wayne Solberg, and Duane Houdek (exhibits 19, 20 & 21 of record)
21 06/15/2001 RESPONDENT BRIEF
22 06/15/2001 Respondent's Supplemental Appendix
23 06/25/2001 DISK NONCOMPLIANCE - TRA (Cover page for transcript cannot be provided as it is typewritten and not
24 06/25/2001 prepared on computer or word processor)
25 06/25/2001 DISK - TRA (2 volumes) 11-16-01
26 06/26/2001 DISK - RPB
27 08/13/2001 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Fontaine, Laurie A.
28 09/07/2001 Request for Radio/TV Coverage - AP (e-mail from Jack McDonald dated 9-06-01) (APPROVED)
29 09/07/2001 Objection to expanded media coverage (Letter from Ron McClean)
30 09/07/2001 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Court noted objection and adhered to previous action granting coverage) - Denied
31 09/10/2001 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson; Ronald H. McLean
32 09/10/2001 ARGUED: Jacobson; McLean (Vol. X; Page 152)
33 09/10/2001 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
34 12/31/2001 DISPOSITION
35 12/31/2001 SPLIT OPINION : Per Curiam View
36 12/31/2001 (CONCUR OR DISSENT) : Sandstrom, Dale V.
37 12/31/2001 John V. Boulger is reprimanded for violation of N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 1.8(c) by drafting a codicil
38 12/31/2001 and a will for a client including giving himself a substantial contingent testamentary gift
39 12/31/2001 This matter is remanded for assessment of costs to be determined by the Disciplinary Board
40 01/02/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
41 01/07/2002 MOTION FOR SUBSTITUTE PAGES 6, 7, & 8 (sua sponte)
42 01/07/2002 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (substitute pages 6, 7 & 8) - Granted
43 01/11/2002 Corrected/Substitute Opinion Pages 6, 7 & 8
44 01/25/2002 Affidavit of Publication - Fargo Forum
45 01/28/2002 Copy of letter from Rick McGee, Chair of Disciplinary Board, to Paul Jacobson & Ronald McLean RE:
46 01/28/2002 Assessment of Costs by Hearing Panel
47 04/15/2002 Supplemental ROA (Entry Nos. 29-35), including Order assessing costs in the amount of $3194.92
48 04/15/2002 Amended Judgment mailed to parties
49 04/26/2002 Payment of costs in the amount of $3,194.92; receipt no. 14093
50 04/26/2002 Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment
51 08/15/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed