Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Bruce Michael Cormier

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Docket No.: BAR-13-12

Issued by: Supreme Judicial Court

Date: November 19, 2013

Respondent: Bruce Michael Cormier

Bar Number: 008518

Order: Suspension Reciprocal Discipline

Disposition/Conduct: Reciprocal Discipline


On August 6, 2013 the Board of Overseers of the Bar petitioned this Court for Reciprocal Discipline against the above-named (suspended) attorney. Attached to the Board?s Petition for Reciprocal Discipline was a certified copy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court?s July 15, 2013 Order suspending Bruce Michael Cormier.

On October 30, 2013 Mr. Cormier confirmed his receipt of the Board?s letter providing him with a copy of this Court?s September 19, 2013 Order and Notice to show cause why identical discipline should not be imposed in Maine. Within their discussion, Mr. Cormier notified Bar Counsel that he did not object to the imposition of identical discipline in Maine. Based upon his report to Bar Counsel, it is this Court?s understanding that Mr. Cormier has no open Maine cases.

Upon consideration of the Board?s Petition for Reciprocal Discipline and Mr. Cormier?s lack of objection to identical suspension in Maine, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:

  1. The Board of Overseers of the Bar?s Petition for Reciprocal Discipline is hereby granted in all respects;

  2. Effective immediately and pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(h)(3), Bruce Michael Cormier is suspended from the practice of law in Maine for two years. That suspension is due to his violations of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct which by analogy to the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct would include 1.1; 1.3; 1.4(a); 1.5(a); 1.15; and 8.4(a)(c)(d).

  3. Within thirty days of the effective date of this Order, Mr. Cormier shall file with the Executive Clerk (copied to the Board) a notification affidavit demonstrating his compliance with M. Bar R. 7.3(i)(1)(B).

Joseph M. Jabar, Associate Justice

Maine Supreme Judicial Court