Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Clarence H. Spurling

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Docket No.: BAR-20-8

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: September 9, 2020

Respondent: Clarence H. Spurling

Bar Number: 007416

Order: Amended Order of Immediate Interim Suspension

Disposition/Conduct: See September 4, 2020 Order of Immediate Interim Suspension

M. Bar R. 24

By Order dated September 4, 2020, the Court ordered that Attorney Clarence H. Spurling be suspended from the practice of law in Maine effective 5:00 p.m. on September 9, 2020, until further order of the Court.

Due to ongoing commitments to current clients, as well as prescheduled court appearances, and by agreement of the parties, the Court hereby modifies and amends the Order as follows:

  1. a. Attorney Spurling shall wind up or withdraw from each matter in which his client is neither an entity nor a man by September 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST. During that interval he may provide legal services to those clients only for appearances that occur before that deadline or for the purpose of transferring the file to other counsel or withdrawing.
  2. b. Effective September 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST, Attorney Spurling is fully suspended from the practice of law in the State of Maine consistent with this Court's Order of September 4, 2020, and until further order of the Court.
  3. c. To the extent not superseded by this Order, the provisions of the prior Order of this Court remain in effect.

DATED at Kennebec, Maine this 10th day of September, 2020; effective 9/9/20.

Valerie Stanfill
Justice, Superior Court
Sitting as Single Justice by Designation