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Bar News - December 17, 2014


Supreme Court Orders

Pursuant to RSA 71-B:2, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire hereby reappoints Theresa M. Walker to the Board of Tax and Land Appeals for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2017.

November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of New Hampshire


ADM-2014-0079
In the Matter of Janis F. Lint, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of her 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of her suspension, Janis F. Lint, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Janis F. Lint, is ordered to notify her clients in writing that she has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 15, 2014, that she has completed this task. On or before Monday, December 29, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Lintís files and to take action to protect the interests of her clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0080
In the Matter of Katharine M. G. Montalbano, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of her 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of her suspension, Katharine M. G. Montalbano, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Katharine M. G. Montalbano, is ordered to notify her clients in writing that she has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 15, 2014, that she has completed this task. On or before Monday, December 29, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Montalbanoís files and to take action to protect the interests of her clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0081
In the Matter of David J. Nichols, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of his 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of his suspension, David J. Nichols, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney David J. Nichols, is ordered to notify his clients in writing that he has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 1, 2014, that he has completed this task. On or before Thursday, December 11, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Nicholsí files and to take action to protect the interests of his clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0082
In the Matter of Christine A. Pariseau, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of her 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of her suspension, Christine A. Pariseau, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Christine A. Pariseau, is ordered to notify her clients in writing that she has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 15, 2014, that she has completed this task. On or before Monday, December 29, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Pariseauís files and to take action to protect the interests of her clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0083
In the Matter of Natalie Rose, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of her 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of her suspension, Natalie Rose, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Natalie Rose, is ordered to notify her clients in writing that she has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 15, 2014, that she has completed this task. On or before Monday, December 29, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Roseís files and to take action to protect the interests of her clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0084
In the Matter of Jody Rae Sartin, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of her 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of her suspension, Jody Rae Sartin, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Jody Rae Sartin, is ordered to notify her clients in writing that she has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 15, 2014, that she has completed this task. On or before Monday, December 29, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Sartinís files and to take action to protect the interests of her clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0085
In the Matter of Eric M. Schlapak, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of his 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of his suspension, Eric M. Schlapak, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Eric M. Schlapak, is ordered to notify his clients in writing that he has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 1, 2014, that he has completed this task. On or before Thursday, December 11, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Schlapakís files and to take action to protect the interests of his clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0086
In the Matter of Sandra Schneider, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of her 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of her suspension, Sandra Schneider, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Sandra Schneider, is ordered to notify her clients in writing that she has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 15, 2014, that she has completed this task. On or before Monday, December 29, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Schneiderís files and to take action to protect the interests of her clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0087
In the Matter of Robert Speirs, III, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of his 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of his suspension, Robert Speirs, III, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Robert Speirs, III, is ordered to notify his clients in writing that he has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 1, 2014, that he has completed this task. On or before Thursday, December 11, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Speirsí files and to take action to protect the interests of his clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0088
In the Matter of Linda A. Theroux, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of her 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of her suspension, Linda A. Theroux, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

This suspension is in addition to the suspensions imposed on June 20, 2014, in ADM-2014-0025, In the Matter of Linda A. Theroux, Esquire, for failure to pay the fee of $100 for late filing of her 2013 annual trust accounting certificate of compliance, and on July 13, 2014, In the Matter of Linda A. Theroux, Esquire, for failure to file her certificate of compliance with the minimum continuing legal education requirements for the reporting year ending June 30, 2013, and to pay the late fees assessed.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0089
In the Matter of Bruce P. Watson, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of his 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of his suspension, Bruce P. Watson, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Bruce P. Watson, is ordered to notify his clients in writing that he has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 1, 2014, that he has completed this task. On or before Thursday, December 11, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Watsonís files and to take action to protect the interests of his clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0090
In the Matter of Troy M. Watts, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of his 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of his suspension, Troy M. Watts, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Troy M. Watts, is ordered to notify his clients in writing that he has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 1, 2014, that he has completed this task. On or before Thursday, December 11, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Wattsí files and to take action to protect the interests of his clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


ADM-2014-0091
In the Matter of Cara L. Wilking, Esquire

Having been suspended from the New Hampshire Bar Association for nonpayment of her 2013/2014 bar dues and not having been reinstated within six months of her suspension, Cara L. Wilking, Esquire, is hereby suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire in accordance with the provisions of Supreme Court Rule 42A.

Attorney Cara L. Wilking, is ordered to notify her clients in writing that she has been suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire and to notify the Attorney Discipline Office by Monday, December 15, 2014, that she has completed this task. On or before Monday, December 29, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office shall advise the court if it believes that an attorney should be appointed to make an inventory of Attorney Wilkingís files and to take action to protect the interests of her clients.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, Lynn and Bassett, JJ., concurred.
Date: November 13, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


LD-2014-0009
In the Matter of Jeremey A. Miller, Esquire

On October 1, 2014, the Attorney Discipline Office (ADO) filed a certified copy of an order of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, in which the court determined that Attorney Jeremey A. Miller violated the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct and ordered that he be suspended from the practice of law in Maine for a period of three months, with the entire suspension period conditionally suspended from implementation.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court found that Attorney Miller violated the rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine when he filed a bankruptcy petition and supporting documents using the courtís electronic case filing system despite the fact that the supporting documents did not contain an original signature of the client, as required. The court found that Attorney Millerís conduct, though unintentional, violated Maine Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3, 3.3(a), and 8.4(a) and (d). It ordered that Attorney Miller be suspended from the practice of law in Maine for three months, but that the suspension itself be suspended on the condition that Attorney Miller comply with certain conditions.

In accordance with Supreme Court Rule 37(12), which governs reciprocal discipline, the court issued an order requiring that a copy of the Maine Supreme Judicial Courtís order be served on Attorney Miller. The court ordered Attorney Miller and the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) to inform the court if either contended that the imposition of identical or substantially similar discipline would be unwarranted. The PCC notified the court that it believed that a three-month suspension, conditionally suspended, was warranted. Attorney Miller filed no response.

Rule 37(12)(d) provides for the imposition of the same or substantially similar discipline by the Supreme Court unless the respondent attorney or the PCC demonstrates, or the court finds, based on the face of the record from which the discipline is predicated, that:

(1) The procedure [followed by the jurisdiction imposing discipline] was so lacking in notice or opportunity to be heard as to constitute a deprivation of due process; or

(2) The imposition of the same or substantially similar discipline by the court would result in grave injustice; or

(3) The misconduct established warrants substantially different discipline in New Hampshire

Having reviewed the order of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the court is unable to find on the face of the record any basis for imposing substantially different discipline. See Rule 37(12)(d). It is clear from the record that Attorney Miller had an opportunity to participate, and did participate, in the Maine disciplinary proceedings. The court does not find that the imposition of a three-month suspension, conditionally suspended, would result in grave injustice or that Attorney Millerís misconduct would warrant substantially different discipline in New Hampshire. Accordingly, the court concludes that the imposition of the same discipline is warranted. It orders that Attorney Jeremey A. Miller be suspended from the practice of law in New Hampshire for a period of three months, and that the implementation of the entire suspension period be suspended on the condition that Attorney Miller comply with all of the terms set forth in the order of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

If the ADO and/or the PCC determines at any time that Attorney Miller has not met the conditions set forth in the order of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the PCC shall hold further proceedings to determine what additional action should be taken, which may include the filing of a request with the court to impose the three-month suspension.

Dalianis, C.J., and Hicks, Conboy, and Lynn, JJ., concurred.
DATE: November 21, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk


The Supreme Court of New Hampshire, pursuant to RSA 490:4, directs that proceedings in every State court in New Hampshire be suspended on Friday, February 27, 2015, to facilitate continuing judicial and legal education and to accommodate judgesí meetings being held in conjunction with the mid-year meeting of the New Hampshire Bar Association. A judge or master may decide not to suspend proceedings if the judge or master and the lawyers on a case do not plan to attend the mid year meeting, or if the judge or master, in his or her discretion, decides that the efficient administration of the court or ensuring justice in a particular case compels that a case be scheduled for a hearing or trial, or that a hearing or trial continue to be litigated, on that day.

Issued: December 9, 2014
ATTEST: Eileen Fox, Clerk of Court
Supreme Court of New Hampshire

Supreme Court Rule 42(9) requires all NH admitted attorneys to notify the Bar Association of any address change, home or office.

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