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Disciplinary Board v. McKechnie

Docket No. 20030153
Oral Argument: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Application for
Disciplinary Action Against William E.
McKechnie, 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.
William E. McKechnie, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
2003 ND 170670 N.W.2d 864
Oral Argument 10/15/2003

Highlight

An attorney is appropriately suspended from the practice of law when this Court finds clear and convincing evidence of an ethical violation.
An attorney's disciplinary record is properly considered as an aggravating factor when it has been determined an attorney violated an ethical duty.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
07/22/2003 RESPONDENT BRIEF
07/22/2003 PETITIONER BRIEF

Counsel

Party Type Name
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Loralyn Kay Hegland - 05169
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 06/02/2003 REPORT OF Hearing Panel (Part of Record)
2 06/02/2003 REPORT OF HEARING BODY SERVED ON PARTIES/COUNSEL
3 06/05/2003 Disciplinary Counsel's Objections to Report of Hearing Panel & Cert./Serv.
4 06/10/2003 Certificate on Appeal
5 06/17/2003 Objections by Respondent William E. McKechnie to Report of Hearing Panel w/ attachments & Cert/Serv
6 06/24/2003 Supplemental Certificate
7 07/22/2003 RESPONDENT BRIEF
8 07/22/2003 RESPONDENT'S APPENDIX
9 07/22/2003 Affidavit of Service by Mail
10 07/22/2003 DISK - RPB
11 07/22/2003 PETITIONER BRIEF
12 07/22/2003 PETITIONER'S APPENDIX
13 07/23/2003 Corrected covers for PTB and Appendix
14 07/25/2003 DISK - PTB
15 07/28/2003 8 corrected covers for RPB & appendix
16 10/15/2003 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson and James S. Hill
17 10/15/2003 ARGUED: Jacobson; Hill (Vol. Y; Page 156)
18 10/15/2003 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
19 10/20/2003 2nd Supplemental Certificate of Record (Entry #92 - Transcript dated March 5, 2002)
20 11/13/2003 DISPOSITION
21 11/13/2003 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam View
22 11/13/2003 William E. McKechnie is suspended from the practice of law for six months and one day effective
23 11/13/2003 January 1, 2004, for violation of N.D.R.Prof.Conduct 1.3
24 11/13/2003 McKechnie is to pay the costs and attorney's fees for the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of
25 11/13/2003 $4,560.12, payable to the Secretary of the Disciplinary Board
26 11/14/2003 Notice of Order Suspending Attorney Mailed to Grand Forks Herald, SBAND,Michie,US Supreme Court, US
27 11/14/2003 Court of Appeals, and Martindale-Hubbell and e-mailed to district court judges, clerks, federal
28 11/14/2003 court judges & clerks, and others
29 11/17/2003 Judgment Mailed to Parties
30 11/26/2003 PETITION FOR REHEARING & Addendum
31 11/26/2003 DISK - PER (e-mailed)
32 12/02/2003 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (PER) - Denied
33 12/11/2003 Affidavit of Publication - Grand Forks Herald
34 12/10/2003 PETITION FOR REHEARING (handwritten letter dated 12-8-03 from Marvin French)
35 12/10/2003 DISK - PER (French)(scanned)
36 12/12/2003 Affidavit in Compliance with Rule 6.3
37 12/19/2003 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - denied
38 01/02/2004 Affidavit of Identification
39 01/02/2004 JUDGMENT TRANSCRIBED TO Grand Forks Co.
40 01/07/2004 Notice of Filing Transcript & Docketing Judgment (Grand Forks Co.)
41 12/09/2010 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed