Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Jennifer R. Raymond, Esq.

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Docket No.: BAR 08-02

Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: November 3, 2008

Respondent: Jennifer R. Raymond, Esq.

Bar Number: 008540

Order: Suspension Reciprocal Discipline

Disposition/Conduct: Conduct involving Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit, or Misrepresentation; Inadequate Preparation; Neglect

Order M. Bar R. 7.3(h)

On October 31, 2008 the Board of Overseers of the Bar petitioned this Court for an Order of Default in the reciprocal discipline matter filed by the Board in March 2008. Attached to the Board's Petition for Reciprocal Discipline was a certified copy of the Order Of Term Suspension as issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court adopting the Massachusetts Professional Conduct Board's recommendation to suspend Ms. Raymond.

The U.S. Postal Service's certified return receipt of service confirms that on May 3, 2008, Ms. Raymond received and signed for a copy of this Court's Order and Notice dated April 25, 2008. Thereafter, Ms. Raymond had thirty (30) days in which to notify this Court of any claim by her that identical discipline in Maine would be unwarranted. Attorney Raymond has defaulted by failing to ever file any response to this Court's Order and Notice.

Upon consideration of the Board of Overseers of the Bar's Motion for Default and Petition for Reciprocal Discipline, in light of Ms. Raymond's opportunity but failure to ever respond, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:

  1. The Board of Overseers of the Bar's Petition for Reciprocal Discipline is hereby granted in all respects;

  2. Effective immediately and pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(h)(3), Jennifer R. Raymond is indefinitely suspended from practicing law in Maine for her violations of those portions of Maine's Code of Professional Responsibility, namely, Bar Rules 3.2(f)(3) and 3.6(a)(2)(3), that are analogous to her violations of Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct as found in the Massachusetts Court's Order dated February 6, 2008. Ms. Raymond may not return to practice in Maine until she has petitioned for and achieved reinstatement pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(j).

For the Court

Hon. Jon D. Levy, Associate Justice ? Maine Supreme Judicial Court