Recent Opinions

Disciplinary Board v. Bolinske 2019 ND 213
Docket No.: 20190109
Filing Date: 8/19/2019
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: A lawyer is publicly reprimanded, ordered to pay partial costs of the disciplinary proceedings, and ordered to refund money to a client for violating N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 1.16(e).
Fee agreement including both a contingent fee and a non-refundable fee is not per se unreasonable under N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 1.5(a).
Rule 1.15(e), N.D.R. Prof. Conduct, requires a lawyer in possession of property in which two or more persons claim an interest to keep the disputed property separate until the dispute is resolved. The lawyer does not violate the Rule if there is no evidence he had possession of the property when he became aware of the dispute.
A lawyer is required to refund any advanced payment of fees not earned.

Matter of Reciprocal Discipline of Scher 2019 ND 209
Docket No.: 20190192
Filing Date: 8/1/2019
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: Lawyer disbarred.

Matter of Reciprocal Discipline of Rosso 2019 ND 208
Docket No.: 20190191
Filing Date: 8/1/2019
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: Lawyer suspended.

Disciplinary Board v. Turcotte 2019 ND 90
Docket No.: 20190042
Filing Date: 4/8/2019
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: Attorney reprimanded.

Disciplinary Board v. Turcotte 2018 ND 188
Docket No.: 20180262
Filing Date: 7/30/2018
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: Lawyer Suspension ordered.

Disciplinary Board v. Bruhn 2018 ND 187
Docket No.: 20180243
Filing Date: 7/30/2018
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: Lawyer Suspension ordered.

Disciplinary Board v. Bruhn 2018 ND 186
Docket No.: 20180242
Filing Date: 7/30/2018
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: Lawyer Suspension ordered.

In the Matter of Finstad 2018 ND 146
Docket No.: 20130051
Filing Date: 6/26/2018
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: Returned to the active practice of law status

Disciplinary Board v. Popper 2018 ND 102
Docket No.: 20180113
Filing Date: 5/3/2018
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: Lawyer reprimanded.

Disciplinary Board v. Varriano 2018 ND 92
Docket No.: 20150342
Filing Date: 4/10/2018
Case Type: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Author: Per Curiam

Highlight: Lawyer reinstatement ordered.

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