Board of Overseers of the Bar v. William B. Cote

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Docket No.: BAR#13-20

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: May 21, 2015

Respondent: William B. Cote

Bar Number: 002892

Order: Order and Decision

Disposition/Conduct: Suspension still in effect

Order M. Bar R. 7.3(e)

On April 15, 2015 the Court noticed the parties for a status conference to be held on May 4, 2015 regarding the disability suspension of William B. Cote.

Appearing on May 4, 2015 on behalf of the Board of Overseers of the Bar were Aria Eee, Deputy Bar Counsel and Paul Chaiken, Special Counsel. Despite notice to Mr. Cote at his home address, he did not attend the conference.

Following the May 4 conference, this Court Orders the following, pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(e):

William B. Cote remains suspended from the practice of law until further Order of the Court. Consistent with the provisions of M. Bar. R. 7.3(e)(4) and 7.3(j), Mr. Cote may file a Petition for Reinstatement and related Questionnaire with the Executive Clerk and the Board of Overseers; however he is not permitted to return to practice unless and until the Court grants such a petition.

Dated: May 21, 2015

Justice Joseph M. Jabar
Associate Justice
Maine Supreme Judicial Court