Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Robert J. Stolt, Esq.
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Docket No.: BAR-18-8
Issued by: Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Date: July 17, 2018
Respondent: Robert J. Stolt, Esq.
Bar Number: 001406
Order: Receiver Appointment
Disposition/Conduct: Receiver Appointment
M. Bar R. 32
Upon Petition filed by the Board of Overseers of the Bar and pursuant to M. Bar R. 32, the Court Orders:
As of this date, the Board of Overseers of the Bar is appointed Limited Receiver for final closing of the law practice of Robert J. Stolt. Pursuant to this Order, the Board as Limited Receiver shall:
- place an office closure notice in the Kennebec Journal;
- secure any professional files, client property, and client data of Robert J. Stolt;
- attempt to return client property;
- inventory client files; and
- store and/or dispose of client files in accordance with the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct.
As a service to the bar, the Board shall act as Limited Receiver for the Stolt law office on a pro bono basis. However, the Board may seek reimbursement of costs associated with Receivership duties and the law office of Robert J. Stolt shall be the first choice for source of payment for any disbursements made in this matter if sufficient assets are available.
The Board shall act as Limited Receiver until discharged by the Court in accordance with M. Bar R. 32(c).
The Board so appointed shall not disclose any information contained in any file listed in such inventory without the consent of the client to whom such files relate except as may be necessary to carry out an order of the court including any order under M. Bar R. 32.
The Clerk is directed to incorporate this Order on the docket by reference.
Dated: July 17, 2018
Thomas E. Humphrey
Maine Supreme Judicial Court