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Disciplinary Board v. McCray

Docket No. 20070376
Oral Argument: Wednesday, March 5, 2008 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Application
for Disciplinary Action Against
Loren C. McCray, 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.
Loren C. McCray, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
2008 ND 162755 N.W.2d 835
Oral Argument 3/5/2008

Highlight

Lawyer suspended from practice of law for six months and one day and ordered to pay costs and expenses of proceeding for violating N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 1.5, 4.1, 5.4, 5.5(e), 7.3(a), 8.4(c), (f), and (g), and N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 1.2A(3) and (8).
Improper solicitation of clients occurs when a lawyer involves himself with an organization that independently targets and solicits prospects for his representation.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
02/22/2008 PETITIONER BRIEF
02/22/2008 RESPONDENT BRIEF

Counsel

Party Type Name
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Paul W Jacobson - 03631
RESPONDENT PRIVATE PRACTICE Michael Ray Hoffman - 04366

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 12/26/2007 REPORT OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD
2 12/26/2007 REPORT OF HEARING BODY SERVED ON PARTIES/COUNSEL
3 12/26/2007 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Maring, Mary Muehlen
4 12/31/2007 TRANSCRIPT DATED September 26, 2007
5 12/31/2007 DISK - TRA of 9-26-07
6 12/31/2007 CERTIFICATE ON APPEAL (20070376)
7 12/31/2007 Certificate on Appeal (20070377)
8 12/31/2007 Certificate on Appeal (20070376 & 20070377)
9 01/15/2008 Loren C. McCray's Objections to the Report of the Hearing Panel
10 01/15/2008 Objections to Report (Disciplinary Counsel)
11 02/11/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF
12 02/11/2008 ACTION BY CLERK (MRP/oa remains in March) - Granted : 02/22/2008
13 02/12/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME PETITIONER BRIEF
14 02/12/2008 ACTION BY CLERK (MPT/oa remains in March) - Granted : 02/22/2008
15 02/12/2008 E-FILED MOTION (MPT)
16 02/22/2008 PETITIONER BRIEF
17 02/22/2008 PETITIONER APPENDIX
18 02/22/2008 DISK - PTB
19 02/22/2008 RESPONDENT BRIEF
20 02/22/2008 DISK - RPB (e-mailed)
21 02/22/2008 Respondent Appendix
22 02/22/2008 SITTING WITH THE COURT : McCullough, Steven E.
23 03/05/2008 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson; Michael R. Hoffman
24 03/05/2008 ARGUED: Jacobson; Hoffman
25 03/05/2008 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
26 09/03/2008 DISPOSITION
27 09/03/2008 SPLIT OPINION : Per Curiam View
28 09/03/2008 concurring : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
29 09/03/2008 Concurring in part, dissenting in part : Crothers, Daniel John
30 09/03/2008 McCray is suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months and one day beginning
31 09/03/2008 October 1, 2008
32 09/03/2008 McCray must pay the costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceedings in the amount of
33 09/03/2008 $7,808.66, payable to the Secretary of the Disciplinary Board
34 09/03/2008 McCray must comply with the notice of status provisions of N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 6.3
35 09/03/2008 McCray must comply with the reinstatement provisions of N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 4.5
36 09/04/2008 Judgment Mailed to Parties,Complainants, & D.B. Members
37 09/04/2008 Notice of Order Suspending Attorney mailed to Editor of Bismarck Tribune, SBAND, Michie,
38 09/04/2008 U.S. Court of Appeals, & Martindale-Hubbell and e-mailed to District & Federal Judges,
39 09/04/2008 District Clerks, Federal Cclerks, & others
40 09/18/2008 Affidavit of Publication -- Bismarck Tribune
41 10/13/2008 Affidavit of Loren McCray - compliance with N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 6.3
42 10/30/2008 Affidavit of Identification
43 10/30/2008 JUDGMENT TRANSCRIBED TO Burleigh Co.
44 11/03/2008 Notice of Filing Transcript and Docketing Judgment (Burleigh County)
45 02/17/2015 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed