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Disciplinary Board v. Vela

Docket No. 20080031
Oral Argument: Argument Date & Time is not set.

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Application for
Disciplinary Action Against William P.
Vela, a Person Admitted to 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 P. Vela, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
2008 ND 42746 N.W.2d 1

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Suspension of lawyer ordered


Briefs

Filing Date Description

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 01/31/2008 FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATION OF HEARING PANEL W/ STIPULATION OF FACTS
2 01/31/2008 REPORT OF HEARING BODY SERVED ON PARTIES/COUNSEL (Part of Certificate of Record)
3 01/31/2008 THIS CASE CONSOLIDATED W/ 20080032. MAKE ALL ENTRIES EXCEPT "DIS" IN THIS CASE.
4 02/01/2008 Certificate
5 02/20/2008 Supplemental Certificate
6 03/12/2008 2nd Supplemental Certificate
7 03/17/2008 DISPOSITION (Suspension)
8 03/17/2008 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam View
9 03/17/2008 William P. Vela is suspended from the practice of law for three years effective immediately
10 03/17/2008 Vela must apply for reinstatement under N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 4.5. Before applying for
11 03/17/2008 reinstatement, Vela must comply with the requirements set forth in Disciplinary Board v. Vela,
12 03/17/2008 2005 ND 119, 699 N.W.2d 839.
13 03/17/2008 Vela is required to achieve a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam as
14 03/17/2008 set by the State Board of Law Examiners before applying for reinstatement.
15 03/17/2008 Vela must pay the costs of this disciplinary proceeding in the amount of $250
16 03/17/2008 Order Mailed or E-Mailed to Parties & DB Members
17 03/17/2008 Notice of Order Suspending Attorney mailed or e-mailed to Judges, clerks, others, SBAND & newpaper
18 03/18/2008 Order Mailed to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
19 03/18/2008 Judgment Mailed and E-mailed to Parties & D.B. Chair Nicholas Hall
20 04/04/2008 Proofs of Publication from Marin Independant Journal
21 02/17/2015 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed