Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Charles R. Bean, Esq.

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Docket No.: BAR-13-9

Issued by: Supreme Judicial Court

Date: October 29, 2013

Respondent: Charles R. Bean, Esq.

Bar Number: 002805

Order: Resignation

Disposition/Conduct: N/A


Attorney Charles R. Bean was admitted to practice in Maine in1983. For the last several years Attorney Bean has maintained a solo practice focusing primarily on bankruptcy, real estate and probate matters.

Pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g), the Court conducted a final hearing to consider Attorney Bean?s voluntary resignation request of August 27, 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 Attorney Bean?s resignation from the Maine bar.

Therefore, following the hearing on October 29, 2013 wherein Attorney Bean appeared pro se and Assistant Bar Counsel Aria Eee appeared for the Board of Overseers of the Bar, it is hereby ORDERED:

Attorney Charles R. Bean?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 law before the courts of the State of Maine.

It is now further ordered that Attorney Bean shall file a notification affidavit as required by M. Bar R. 7.3(i)(1)(B), within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this resignation.

As required by M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3), Attorney Bean?s supporting Affidavit of August 27, 2013 is hereby impounded and shall not be available for inspection unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Should Attorney Bean seek reinstatement to the Maine bar, however, that Affidavit may then be made public without further order of the Court. Additionally, Attorney Bean shall reimburse the Lawyer?s Fund for Client Protection for all present and future claims paid on his behalf; cooperate with Bar Counsel and/or a Receiver in the wind down of his practice; and return client files as requested by Bar Counsel and/or any Receiver.

This Order is a matter of public record pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3).

Andrew M. Mead

Associate Justice

Maine Supreme Judicial Court