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Disciplinary Board v. Lee

Docket No. 20130017
Oral Argument: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Application for
Disciplinary Action against Ervin J.
Lee, 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.
Ervin J. Lee, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 5110-W-1012
2013 ND 151835 N.W.2d 836
Oral Argument 4/24/2013

Highlight

The purpose of the prohibition against a lawyer charging an unreasonable fee is to protect clients and the public from excessive fees which exceed the bounds of reasonableness in light of the amount and quality of the work performed, the results obtained, and the fees customarily charged in the locality for similar legal services.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
03/01/2013 RESPONDENT BRIEF
03/06/2013 PETITIONER BRIEF

Counsel

Party Type Name
RESPONDENT PRIVATE PRACTICE Ian McLean - 07320
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Brent J Edison - 04181
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Paul W Jacobson - 03631
RESPONDENT PRIVATE PRACTICE Ronald H McLean - 03260

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 01/15/2013 REPORT OF HEARING PANEL
2 01/16/2013 DISCIPLINARY BOARD SECRETARY SERVED REPORT
3 02/04/2013 EXCEPTIONS TO FINDINGS
4 02/21/2013 TRANSCRIPT DATED September 12, 2012 (No. 23 in ROA)
5 02/21/2013 RECORD (ENTRY NOS.2 - 25)
6 02/21/2013 DISK of tra (CD)
7 03/01/2013 RESPONDENT BRIEF
8 03/01/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
9 03/01/2013 RESPONDENT'S APPENDIX
10 03/01/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
11 03/04/2013 Rcv'd $63.50 surcharge for RPB & RPA (Receipt #21724)
12 03/06/2013 PETITIONER BRIEF
13 03/06/2013 Petitioner's Appendix
14 03/06/2013 DISK(PTB)(e-mailed)
15 03/07/2013 Received 7 copies of RPB from CSD
16 03/07/2013 Rcv'd 7 copies of RPA from CSD
17 03/08/2013 Rcv'd additional $2.50 for respondent's appendix (Receipt #21737)
18 03/18/2013 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
19 04/24/2013 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson; Ronald H. McLean; Ian R. McLean
20 04/24/2013 ARGUED: Paul W. Jacobson; Ronald H. McLean
21 04/24/2013 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
22 08/29/2013 DISPOSITION
23 08/29/2013 SPLIT OPINION : Per Curiam View
24 08/29/2013 Concurring Specially : Crothers, Daniel John
25 08/29/2013 Ordered that the Respondent be suspended from practice of law for 60 days, effective Oct. 1, 2013,
26 08/29/2013 and that he pay the costs of the disciplinary proceeding in the amount of $7,147.51 within 60 days
27 08/29/2013 Opinion sent to District Court Judges, Clerks, etc.
28 08/30/2013 Judgment Sent to Parties
29 08/30/2013 Summary
30 09/03/2013 Notice of Discipline Sent to SBAND, Minot Daily News
31 11/20/2013 Affidavit of Identification
32 11/20/2013 JUDGMENT TRANSCRIBED TO WARD COUNTY
33 11/20/2013 Notice of Filing Foreign Judgment Rec'd
34 12/30/2013 Rec'd a check in the amount of $7,147.51 for costs and expenses (receipt #22548)
35 12/30/2013 Rec'd Affidaivt of Ervin Lee & COS
36 12/31/2013 ORDER OF REINSTATEMENT
37 12/31/2013 Order/Judgment Sent to Parties: Ervin Lee, Ronald H. McLean, Ian R. McLean & Brent Edison
38 01/21/2014 Satisfaction of Judgment
39 03/17/2014 Affidavit of Publication - Minot Daily News
40 09/27/2018 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed