Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Seth T. Carey, Esq.

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Docket No.: BAR#16-8

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: March 7, 2016

Respondent: Seth T. Carey, Esq.

Bar Number: 009970

Order: Interim Order

Disposition/Conduct: Interim Order staying Grievance Commission’s 2/2/2016 Report of Findings and Order


Pending is Attorney Carey's "Motion for Stay" in this matter. The Board has filed an opposition to that motion, and has suggested that Attorney Carey is already in violation of the February 2, 2016 order of the Grievance Commission that purported to place restrictions on Attorney Carey's practice.

Because my schedule will not permit a hearing before March 24, at the earliest, because it appears that current clients of Attorney Carey are in need of legal representation throughout the month of March, and because it is not clear that the Grievance Commission had authority to impose restrictions pursuant to former Maine Bar Rule 7.1(e )(3), an interim order is necessary to maintain the status quo.

THEREFORE, pending hearing on Attorney Carey's motion, he is not required to comply with the Grievance Commission's February 2, 2016 order.


Dated: March 7, 2016

Ellen A. Gorman
Associate Justice
Maine Supreme Judicial Court