Thursday, June 16, 2011

Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar appeals Maine Supreme Court decision

Monday, June 13, in Penobscot Judicial Center, the Maine Supreme Court - well, minus three of the justices - heard a case on appeal by the Board of Overseers of the Maine Bar Association, which thinks that attorneys at the law firm Verrill Dana violated the Code of Professional Responsibility. The six attorneys let Attorney John Duncan continue practicing for months after being tipped (by a secretary at the firm) about the theft of client funds by Duncan.

Here are further details, from 2008 news stories.
And here's one from the Lewiston Sun Journal on December 18, 2010.

On December 29, 2010, Justice Don Alexander found that the Bar's allegations of violations of the Code by the attorneys at the law firm had not been proven. Alexander was apparently the sole justice who participated in the 2010 decision, which Scott Davis, the Board's attorney, has now asked the Maine Supreme Court to overturn. Click here or on the headline to read the story.

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