Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Richard F. van Antwerp

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Docket No.: BAR-11-06

Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: July 26, 2011

Respondent: Richard F. van Antwerp

Bar Number: 003134

Order: Resignation

Disposition/Conduct: Resignation by Attorney Under Disciplinary Investigation

Order M. Bar R. 7.3(g

Attorney Richard F. van Antwerp was admitted to practice in Maine in 1985. This matter is before the Court to consider his voluntary resignation, dated May 10, 2011, that has been tendered by him pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g). As submitted, Attorney van Antwerp's letter of resignation was supported by his Affidavit dated May 10, 2011. On May 18, 2011 the Board of Overseers of the Bar considered this matter and unanimously recommended that the Court accept Attorney van Antwerp's resignation from the Maine bar.

Therefore, after hearing on July 8, 2011, at which Attorney van Antwerp appeared and was represented by counsel, it is hereby ORDERED:

Pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3), Richard F. van Antwerp's resignation from the Maine bar is accepted. As a result, thirty (30) days from the date of this Order, his name shall be removed from the list of practitioners who are admitted to practice law before the courts of the State of Maine. Mr. van Antwerp shall comply with the notification reporting requirements of M. Bar R. 7 .3 (i)(1) before the effective date of his resignation.

As required by M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3), Richard F. van Antwerp's supporting Affidavit dated May 10, 2011, is hereby impounded and shall not be available for inspecti.on unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Should Mr. van Antwerp seek reinstatement to the Maine bar, however, that Affidavit may then be made public without further order of the Court. This Order is a matter of public record pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3).

For the Court

Hon. Warren M. Silver, Associate Justice - Maine Supreme Judicial Court