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Jacobson v. Garaas

Docket No. 20020103
Oral Argument: Friday, September 6, 2002 1:30pm

Docket Info

In the Matter of Disciplinary Action
Against Jonathan T. Garaas, a Member
of the Bar of the State of North Dakota
Paul W. Jacobson,
Disciplinary Counsel, Petitioner
Jonathan T. Garaas, Respondent
Case Type
Appeal From
Case No.
2002 ND 181652 N.W.2d 918
Oral Argument 9/6/2002


A petition for discipline is sufficient if it places the attorney on notice of the nature of the allegations against him.
A lawyer's free speech rights are extremely limited in the courtroom during judicial proceedings. Sanctioning a lawyer for disruptive, belligerent, and disrespectful in-court statements does not violate his right to free speech.


Filing Date Description
07/05/2002 REPLY BRIEF of Respondent


Party Type Name
RESPONDENT PRO SE Jonathan T. Garaas - 03080

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Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 04/29/2002 PETITION FILED for review of order of hearing panel
2 04/29/2002 Petitioner's Appendix
3 04/29/2002 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
4 05/13/2002 This case is consolidated w/ 20020113 - Make all entries except "Dis" in this case.
5 05/22/2002 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Petition for Review) (Set for Argument)
6 05/22/2002 Order Mailed to Parties
7 05/22/2002 MOT. EXT/TIME PETITIONER BRIEF (sua sponte)
8 05/22/2002 ACTION BY CLERK (sua sponte) - Granted : 06/21/2002
9 05/22/2002 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF (sua sponte)
10 05/22/2002 ACTION BY CLERK (sua sponte) - Granted : 06/21/2002
11 05/30/2002 Transcript of Hearing dated January 8 & 9, 2002 (2 vols.) (NOTE: part of Record)
12 06/10/2002 DISK - TRA of 1-8-02 and 1-9-02 (No cover page on disk - see letter 6-7-02 fm Paula Weber Ct Rptr)
13 06/03/2002 RECORD ON APPEAL (includes original Transcripts of Hearing dated 1-8-02 & 1-9-02, and
14 06/03/2002 Exhibits DC1-DC7 and Exhibits 1-35,37-38,41,43,45,& 46)
15 06/10/2002 Ltr fm Paula Weber, Ct. Rptr. dtd 6-7-02 stating reason cover page not on disk of TRA
16 06/21/2002 PETITIONER BRIEF (DB)
17 06/21/2002 APPENDIX (Petitioner/DB)
18 06/21/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF
19 06/21/2002 APPENDIX (Respondent)
20 06/24/2002 DISK - PTB
21 06/24/2002 DISK - RPB
22 07/05/2002 REPLY BRIEF of Respondent
23 07/08/2002 DISK (RYB of Respondent)
24 08/20/2002 SITTING WITH THE COURT : O'Keefe, James H.
25 09/06/2002 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson; Ronald H. McLean, Jonathan T. Garaas
26 09/06/2002 ARGUED: Jacobson; McLean (Vol. Y; Page 21)
28 11/15/2002 DISPOSITION
29 11/15/2002 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam View
30 11/15/2002 Garaas is publicly reprimanded for violation of N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 3.5(a), 3.5(b), & 8.4(e)
31 11/15/2002 Garaas is ordered to pay the costs of the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of $7,312.42
32 11/15/2002 Judgment Mailed to Parties
33 12/06/2002 Affidavit of Publication (Fargo Forum)
34 12/26/2002 Payment of costs in the amount of $7312.42 (receipt no. 14729)
35 01/08/2003 Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment
36 02/14/2003 Petition for Writ of Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court
37 04/30/2003 Memo dated 4-29-03 from Disc. Counsel re Pet. for Writ of Certiorari - a response (if any) would be
38 04/30/2003 due May 28, 2003
39 05/05/2003 Notice from U.S. Supreme Court that Petition has been placed on the April 28, 2003 docket
40 05/06/2003 Notice from David Garaas that a Petition for Writ of Certiorari has been filed in US Supreme Court
41 06/20/2003 Notice from U.S. Supreme Court that Petition for Writ of Cert. is denied
42 07/22/2008 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed


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