Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Julie Court Molloy

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Docket No.: BAR-13-14

Issued by: Supreme Judicial Court

Date: February 28, 2014

Respondent: Julie Court Molloy

Bar Number: 008681

Order: Reprimand Reciprocal Discipline

Disposition/Conduct: Reciprocal Discipline

ORDER M. Bar R. 7.3(h)(3)

On September 12, 2013 the Board of Overseers of the Bar petitioned the Court in this reciprocal discipline matter to issue an Order and Notice for Defendant Julie Court Molloy to show cause why she should not receive a reprimand in Maine based upon the reprimand imposed upon her by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on August 28, 2013. Attached to the Board’s Petition for Reciprocal Discipline was a certified copy of that Order of Public Reprimand issued by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

As a result, on October 24, 2013 the Court issued that Order and Notice for Ms. Molloy, within 30 days of service of that Order upon her, to inform the Court in writing of any claim by her that such reciprocal discipline should not be imposed in Maine. On January 22, 2014 Bar Counsel confirmed to the Court’s Executive Clerk that copies of a Summons, Petition for Reciprocal Discipline and the Court’s Order and Notice had been served upon Ms. Molloy in East Sandwich, Massachusetts by the Barnstable County Massachusetts Sheriff’s office on January 10, 2014. That Summons directed Ms. Molloy to file an Answer to the Petition for Reciprocal Discipline within 30 days of that service date.

Ms. Molloy has defaulted by failing to file any response to this Court’s Order and Notice of October 24, 2013.

Upon consideration of the Board of Overseers of the Bar’s Motion for Default concerning its Petition for Reciprocal Discipline, and after providing Ms. Molloy an opportunity to be heard, 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; and

  2. Effective immediately and pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(h)(3), Julie Court Molloy is now reprimanded in Maine for her violations of those portions of Maine’s Rules of Professional Conduct that are analogous to her violations of Massachusetts’ Rules of Professional Conduct as stated in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Order of Reprimand dated August 28, 2013, i.e. M.R. Prof. Conduct 1.15 and 8.4.

Donald G. Alexander, Associate Justice

Maine Supreme Judicial Court