Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Joseph R. Sanchez

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Docket No.: GCF# 17-177

Issued by: Grievance Commission

Date: June 8, 2018

Respondent: Joseph R. Sanchez

Bar Number: 009469

Order: Order

Disposition/Conduct: Rejection of Stipulated Report


On June 7, 2018, with due notice, Panel D of the Grievance Commission conducted a public disciplinary hearing pursuant to Maine Bar Rule 13(e)(7)(D) concerning alleged misconduct by the Respondent, Joseph R. Sanchez. This disciplinary proceeding had been commenced by the filing of a Formal Disciplinary Charges Petition by the Board of Overseers of the Bar (the Board) on January 29, 2018.

At the hearing, the Board was represented by Bar Counsel J. Scott Davis. Respondent appeared telephonically on his own behalf. The complainant, Harold D. Sandelin, also appeared telephonically. Prior to the date of the hearing, the parties negotiated a proposed Stipulated Report of Findings and Order for the Panel's review and consideration.

After consideration and deliberation, the proposed Stipulated Report of Findings and Order is rejected. The Board shall prepare and present a formal petition for disciplinary proceedings before a different panel of the Grievance Commission. Those proceedings shall take place pursuant to M. Bar R. 13(e)(7). The Board Clerk will reset this case for hearing, and at a later date, the parties will receive advance notice of the time and place of the hearing.

Date: June 8, 2018

Teresa M. Cloutier, Esq., Acting Chair
Carolyn A Silsby, Esq., Panel Member
Emilie van Eeghen, Public Member