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Disciplinary Board v. Dyer

Docket No. 20120020
Oral Argument: Thursday, April 5, 2012 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Application for
Disciplinary Action Against Edwin W.F.
Dyer, 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.
Edwin W.F. Dyer, III, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 4773-W1-0806
2012 ND 118817 N.W.2d 351
Oral Argument 4/5/2012

Highlight

Evidence that the balance of a trust account fell below the total amount held in trust supports a finding that the lawyer violated N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 1.15.
A lawyer is permitted to disclose information related to the representation of a client when the lawyer is defending himself or herself in any proceeding concerning the lawyer's representation of the client, including disciplinary proceedings initiated by a third party.
A lawyer is required to comply with a hearing panel's order to disclose information related to the representation of a client during a disciplinary proceeding after the lawyer asserts all nonfrivolous claims to protect the confidential information.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
03/05/2012 PETITIONER BRIEF (Disciplinary Counsel)
03/09/2012 BRIEF of Respondent Dyer and Addendum (20120020 & 20120021)
03/13/2012 Brief of Respondent Summers (20120022 & 20120023) (Amended)

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 01/12/2012 FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
2 01/13/2012 FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS SERVED ON PARTIES/COUNSEL
3 01/13/2012 THIS CASE CONSOLIDATED W/ 20120021-20120023. MAKE ALL ENTRIES EXCEPT "DIS" IN THIS CASE.
4 02/01/2012 CERTIFICATE OF RECORD
5 02/01/2012 TRANSCRIPT DATED September 15, 2011 (Original is 70 in Certificate of Record)
6 02/01/2012 DISK of tra dated 9-15-11 (e-mailed)
7 02/02/2012 Copy of Transcript dated 9-15-11
8 02/02/2012 Disciplinary Counsel's Objections to Report of Hearing Panel
9 02/02/2012 Lawyer's Objections to Report - counsel for Mr. Dyer
10 02/02/2012 Ms. Anne Summer's Objections to the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommendations
11 02/02/2012 EFILED Anne Summer's Objections
12 03/05/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF of Anne Summers (20120022 & 20120023)
13 03/05/2012 E-FILED MOTION
14 03/05/2012 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MRP of Anne Summers) - Granted : 03/09/2012
15 03/05/2012 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF of Edward W.F. Dyer, III (20120020 & 20120021)
16 03/05/2012 E-FILED MOTION
17 03/05/2012 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MRP of Edward W.F. Dyer III) - Granted : 03/09/2012
18 03/05/2012 PETITIONER BRIEF (Disciplinary Counsel)
19 03/05/2012 Petitioner's APPENDIX (Disciplinary Counsel)
20 03/05/2012 DISK - PTB (CD-ROM)
21 03/09/2012 BRIEF of Respondent Dyer and Addendum (20120020 & 20120021)
22 03/09/2012 APPELLEE APPENDIX (Dyer) (20120020 & 20120021)
23 03/09/2012 Brief of Respondent Anne Summers (Withdrawn & replaced by RPB filed 3-13-12)
24 03/09/2012 DISK - RPB (Dyer) (e-mailed)
25 03/13/2012 Table of Contents for Appendix of Dyer (20120020 & 20120021)
26 03/13/2012 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Maring, Mary Muehlen
27 03/15/2012 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
28 03/13/2012 Brief of Respondent Summers (20120022 & 20120023) (Amended)
29 03/13/2012 E-FILED BRIEF
30 03/19/2012 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Lee, Gary H.
31 03/16/2012 Received surcharge for RPB (Summers) (Receipt #20923)
32 03/19/2012 Received 7 copies of RPB (Summers) from CSD
33 04/05/2012 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson; Michael R. Hoffman; Gregory I. Runge
34 04/05/2012 ARGUED: Paul W. Jacobson; Michael R. Hoffman; Gregory I. Runge
35 04/05/2012 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
36 06/07/2012 DISPOSITION
37 06/07/2012 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam View
38 06/07/2012 Suspended for nine months, effective 8-1-12, payment of $3957.26 each in costs & comply with
39 06/07/2012 N.D.R.Lawyer Discipl. 6.3
40 06/07/2012 Costs of $3,957.26 each to be paid to Secretary of Disciplinary Board
41 06/08/2012 Sent Notice of Order of Suspension to newspaper, SBAND, & Others
42 06/08/2012 Judgment Sent to Parties
43 06/25/2012 Affidavit of Publication - Bismarck Tribune
44 08/14/2012 Affidavit in Compliance with N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl., Rule 6.3 from respondent,Ed Dyer, III
45 08/24/2012 Affidavit of Identification- Summers
46 08/24/2012 Affidavit of Identification - Dyer
47 08/24/2012 JUDGMENT TRANSCRIBED TO BURLEIGH COUNTY
48 08/29/2012 Notice of Filing Transcript and Docketing Judgment
49 11/03/2017 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed