Board of Overseers of the Bar v. James M. Cameron

Download Download Decision (PDF)

Docket No.: BAR-11-2

Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: September 12, 2014

Respondent: James M. Cameron

Bar Number: 006893

Order: Suspension

Disposition/Conduct: Extended Suspension


M. Bar R. 7.3(D)(1)

By agreement of the parties, the order dated August 29, 2011 in the above pending matter is now ORDERED indefinitely extended, pending a decision from the United States District Court for the District of Maine regarding the re-sentencing of James M. Cameron, Case Number 1-09-CR-000024-001.

Counsel for Mr. Cameron has indicated that his client will seek to resign from the practice of law in Maine. In order to accomplish that, he shall file a motion with the Board of Overseers of the Bar no later than October 15, 2014.

Until further order from this Court, Mr. Cameron's license to practice law shall remain administratively suspended, pursuant to an order issued by the Board of Overseers of the Bar on October 19, 2010. In addition, by agreement of the parties, Mr. Cameron's license to practice law is also suspended by this Court, pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(d)(l), as a result of his federal convictions for multiple counts of crimes involving child pornography, which demonstrate his unfitness to practice.

Upon request from counsel for the Board or counsel for Mr. Cameron, the Court will schedule a conference to determine the future course of this case.

Ellen A. Gorman, Associate Justice
Maine Supreme Judicial Court