Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Ronald E. Hoffman

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Docket No.: BAR-13-6

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: April 17, 2014

Respondent: Ronald E. Hoffman

Bar Number: 008593

Order: Resignation

Disposition/Conduct: Resignation

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

Attorney Ronald E. Hoffman, originally admitted to practice in Maine in 1997, is subject to the conditions of the Court’s Order & Decision of September 30, 2013. This matter is now before the Court to consider his voluntary letter of resignation submitted by Hoffman, through his counsel, pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g). Hoffman’s letter of resignation is supported by his Affidavit dated March 20, 2014.

On March 26, 2014 the Board of Overseers of the Bar considered this matter and unanimously recommended that the Court accept Hoffman’s resignation from the Maine bar pursuant to the terms of Bar Rules 7.3(g) and 7.3(j)(1).

After conducting a hearing on April 16, 2014, the Court ORDERS:

Pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3), Ronald E. Hoffman’s resignation from the Maine bar is accepted, effective May 19, 2014. By that date of May 19, 2014, Hoffman shall comply with and certify to the Court and to the Board of Overseers of the Bar his completion of all notification reporting requirements specified in M. Bar R. 7.3(i)(1).

As required by M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3), Hoffman’s supporting Affidavit dated March 20, 2014 is hereby impounded and shall not be available for inspection unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Should Hoffman seek reinstatement to the Maine bar, 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(g)(3).

Donald G. Alexander, Associate Justice

Maine Supreme Judicial Court