Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Richard D. Violette, Jr.

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Docket No.: BAR-13-2

Issued by: Supreme Judicial Court

Date: October 2, 2013

Respondent: Richard D. Violette, Jr.

Bar Number: 003042

Order: Resignation

Disposition/Conduct: N/A


Richard D. Violette, Jr. was admitted to practice in Maine in 1984. On January 29, 2013, the Court temporarily suspended him from the further practice of law.

Pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g), this final hearing is before the Court to consider Mr. Violette's voluntary resignation of August 13, 2013. The resignation was submitted by him with a supporting Affidavit. On August 28, 2013 the Board of overseers of the Bar considered this matter and unanimously recommended that the Court accept Mr. Vioiette's resignation from the Maine bar.

Therefore, following the hearing on October 2, 2013 wherein Mr. Violette appeared pro se and Assistant Bar counsel Aria Eee appeared for the Board of Overseers of the Bar, it is hereby ORDERED:

Richard D. Violette, Jr.'s resignation from the Maine bar is accepted, pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3). 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 1aw before the courts of the State of Maine.

It is now further ordered that if Mr. Violette has still failed to file any suspension notification affidavit as required by M. Bar R. 7.3(i)(l)(B), he shall comply with that notification Rule by at least fourteen (days) before the effective date of this resignation.

As required by M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3), Mr. Violette's supporting Affidavit dated August 13, 2013 is hereby impounded and shall not be available for inspection unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Should Mr. Violette 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(9)(3).

Warren M. Silver

Associate Justice

Maine Supreme Judicial Court