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Jacobson v. Garaas

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

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of Disciplinary Action
Against Jonathan T. Garaas, a Member
of the Bar of the State of North Dakota
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Paul W. Jacobson,
Disciplinary Counsel, Petitioner
v.
Jonathan T. Garaas, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
2002 ND 181652 N.W.2d 918
Oral Argument 9/6/2002

Highlight

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.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
06/21/2002 PETITIONER BRIEF (DB)
06/21/2002 RESPONDENT BRIEF
07/05/2002 REPLY BRIEF of Respondent

Counsel

Party Type Name
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Paul W Jacobson - 03631
RESPONDENT PRO SE Jonathan T. Garaas - 03080

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

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)
27 09/06/2002 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
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