Board of Overseers of the Bar v. George F. Leahy

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Docket No.: BAR-12-10

Issued by: Supreme Judicial Court

Date: February 6, 2013

Respondent: George F. Leahy

Bar Number: 002769

Order: Reinstatement

Disposition/Conduct: Reinstatement is Dismissed as Moot


ORDER DISMISSING PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT AS MOOT


George F. Leahy has filed a "Request for Reinstatement" to the bar. This Court imposed a two-month suspension of Leahy's right to practice law in Maine on October 3, 2012.

The Board of Overseers has filed a letter stating that it does not object to Leahy's request, but noting that M. Bar R. 7.3(j)(2) provides for an automatic reinstatement, without a petition to this Court, of an attorney suspended for six months or less. The Overseers describe Leahy's position as being that he would have a "higher degree of comfort if the Court issues an Order reinstating him."

Given that Leahy has been reinstated pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(j)(2) without any action of the Court, there is no effective relief that the Court can grant Leahy on his petition for reinstatement. It is therefore ORDERED that the petition for reinstatement is DISMISSED as moot.


For the Court,

Warren M. Silver

Associate Justice