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Disciplinary Board v. Johnston

Docket No. 20150048
Oral Argument: Monday, June 8, 2015 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Application for
Disciplinary Action Against DeWayne Alan
Johnston, 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.
DeWayne Alan Johnston, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No. 5636-NE-1312
2015 ND 282872 N.W.2d 300
Oral Argument 6/8/2015

Highlight

A law firm employing a paralegal who formerly was employed by another firm may continue representing clients whose interests conflict with the interests of clients of the former employer on whose matters the paralegal worked, as long as the employing firm screens the nonlawyer from information about or participating in matters involving those clients.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
04/17/2015 PETITIONER BRIEF
05/21/2015 RESPONDENT BRIEF WITH ADDENDUM (PDF)

Counsel

Party Type Name
RESPONDENT PRIVATE PRACTICE Jacey Layne Johnston - 06214
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Kara Jean Erickson - 06287
RESPONDENT PRO SE DeWayne Alan Johnston - 05763

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 02/20/2015 REPORT OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD/HEARING BODY
2 02/26/2015 DISCIPLINARY BOARD SECRETARY SERVED REPORT
3 03/23/2015 EXCEPTIONS TO FINDINGS
4 03/23/2015 EFILED EXCEPTIONS
5 03/26/2015 Certificate of Record (ENTRY NOS.1 - 14)
6 04/16/2015 1ST SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATE OF RECORD (ENTRY NOS. 15-16)
7 04/16/2015 MOT. EXT/TIME RESPONDENT BRIEF
8 04/16/2015 E-FILED MOTION
9 04/16/2015 ACTION BY CLERK (extends to petitioner's brief as well) - Granted : 05/20/2015
10 04/17/2015 PETITIONER BRIEF
11 04/17/2015 E-FILED BRIEF
12 04/17/2015 PETITIONER APPENDIX
13 04/17/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
14 04/23/2015 2ND SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATE OF RECORD (ENTRY NOS. 17-21)
15 04/24/2015 Rcv'd 7 copies of PTB & ATA from CSD
16 05/12/2015 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
17 05/21/2015 RESPONDENT BRIEF WITH ADDENDUM (PDF)
18 05/21/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
19 05/21/2015 RESPONDENT APPENDIX
20 05/21/2015 E-FILED APPENDIX
21 05/28/2015 Rcv'd non-substantive corrections to RPB
22 05/29/2015 Received 7 copies of RPB from Central Duplicating
23 05/29/2015 Received 6 copies of AEA from Central Duplicating
24 06/08/2015 APPEARANCES: Brent J. Edison; DeWayne A. Johnston; Jacey L. Johnston
25 06/08/2015 ARGUED: Brent J. Edison; DeWayne A. Johnston
26 06/08/2015 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
27 12/01/2015 DISPOSITION
28 12/01/2015 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam View
29 12/01/2015 Reprimand, complete 6 hours Continuing Legal Education within
30 12/01/2015 180 days on conflicts of interest; pay $5.523.74 costs and expenses to
31 12/01/2015 Secretary of the Disciplinary Board within 60 days.
32 12/01/2015 Opinion sent to District Court Judges, Clerks, etc.
33 12/02/2015 Order/Judgment Sent to Parties
34 12/07/2015 Summary
35 12/07/2015 Notice of Discipline Sent to SBAND, Grand Forks Herald
36 12/11/2015 Motion for Leave to File Petition for Rehearing by December 28, 2015
37 12/11/2015 E-FILED MOTION
38 12/11/2015 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 12/28/2015
39 12/18/2015 Affidavit of Publication
40 12/28/2015 Petition for Rehearing (PDF)
41 12/28/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
42 12/31/2015 Received 7 copies of PER from CSD
43 01/14/2016 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT - DENIED PETITION FOR REHEARING - Denied
44 01/29/2016 Received $5,523.74 for payment of costs (Receipt #24212)
45 02/09/2016 Partial Satisfaction of Judgment
46 05/26/2016 Satisfaction of Judgment
47 01/06/2023 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed