Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Torrey Sylvester

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Docket No.: BAR#16-4

Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: March 29, 2016

Respondent: Torrey Sylvester

Bar Number: 001296

Order: Modified Order of Surrender

Disposition/Conduct: Modified Order of Surrender

Modified Order of Surrender
M. Bar R. 25(d)

Attorney Torrey Sylvester was admitted to practice law in Maine in 1970.

Pursuant to M. Bar R. 25(d), on December 23, 2015 Attorney Sylvester submitted his letter of surrender of license and retirement from practice with supporting Affidavit to the Board of Overseers of the Bar.

On January 13, 2016 the Board unanimously recommended that the Court accept Attorney Sylvester's surrender of license from the Maine bar.

Upon review of Attorney Sylvester's request and related Affidavit, the Court approves the parties' agreement to waive hearing and finds good cause exists to grant that request and order his surrender from practice. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED:

Attorney Torrey Sylvester's surrender from the Maine bar is accepted pursuant to M. Bar R. 25(d). As a result, thirty (30) days from the date of this Order, his name shall be removed from the list of practitioners who are admitted to practice law before the courts of the State of Maine.

It is now further ordered that by April 5, 2016, Attorney Sylvester shall provide confirmation of appropriate notification of his surrender from practice being provided to all affected clients, opposing counsel and courts in the manner set forth in M. Bar R. 31(a).

As required by M. Bar R. 25(d)(3), Attorney Sylvester's supporting Affidavit of December 23, 2015 is hereby impounded and shall not be available for inspection unless otherwise ordered by the Court. Should Attorney Sylvester seek reinstatement to the Maine bar, however, 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. 25(d)(3). This Order shall replace the prior Order of the Court dated February 25, 2016.

Dated: March 29, 2016

Jeffrey L. Hjelm
Associate Justice
Maine Supreme Judicial Court