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Disciplinary Board v. Carpenter

Docket No. 20140254
Oral Argument: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Application for
Disciplinary Action Against Kerry J.
Carpenter, 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.
Kerry J. Carpenter, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 5423-W-1209
2015 ND 111863 N.W.2d 223
Oral Argument 12/2/2014

Highlight

In disciplinary proceedings, the Supreme Court defers to a hearing panel's findings on the credibility of a witness, because the hearing panel has the opportunity to observe the witness's demeanor and hear the witness testify.
A determination whether information disclosed by a "potential client" is "significantly harmful" is fact-sensitive.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/05/2014 PETITIONER BRIEF
09/05/2014 RESPONDENT BRIEF

Counsel

Party Type Name
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Brent J Edison - 04181
RESPONDENT PRIVATE PRACTICE Sean O Smith - 03741

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/14/2014 REPORT OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD/HEARING BODY
2 07/16/2014 DISCIPLINARY BOARD SECRETARY SERVED REPORT
3 07/29/2014 RECORD ON APPEAL DATED 7-29-14 (ENTRY NOS.1-27)
4 07/29/2014 ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT DATED March 11, 2014 (Entry No. 23 in ROA)
5 07/30/2014 Copy of Transcript dated March 11, 2014
6 07/30/2014 DISK of TRA dated 3-11-14
7 08/04/2014 Lawyer's Objections to Hearing Panel Report
8 09/05/2014 PETITIONER BRIEF
9 09/05/2014 E-FILED BRIEF
10 09/05/2014 PETITIONER APPENDIX
11 09/05/2014 E-FILED APPENDIX
12 09/05/2014 RESPONDENT BRIEF
13 08/05/2014 RESPONDENT APPENDIX
14 09/05/2014 DISK (RPB)(e-mailed)
15 09/11/2014 Rcv'd non-substantive correction to Petitioner's Appendix (pg 42 missing)
16 09/12/2014 Rcv'd 7 copies of ATB & 6 copies of ATA from CSD
17 11/10/2014 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
18 11/25/2014 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
19 11/25/2014 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Hodny, William F.
20 12/02/2014 APPEARANCES: Brent J. Edison; Sean O. Smith
21 12/02/2014 ARGUED: Brent J. Edison; Sean O. Smith
22 12/02/2014 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
23 05/01/2015 DISPOSITION
24 05/01/2015 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam View
25 05/01/2015 Suspension 90 days commencing July 1, 2015; complete 6 hours CLE; pay costs $7,107.79
26 05/01/2015 Opinion sent to District Court Judges, Clerks, etc.
27 05/07/2015 Summary
28 05/14/2015 costs and expenses paid in the amount of $7,107.79 (receipt #23618)
29 05/20/2015 Acknowlegment of Partial Satisfaction of Judgment by DC
30 05/26/2015 Affidavit of Publication - Bismarck Tribune
31 06/05/2015 Affidavit of Carpenter under N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 6.3
32 09/14/2015 Affidavit of Carpenter under N.D.R. Lawyer Discipl. 4.5
33 09/18/2015 Satisfaction of Judgment by DC