Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Frank B. Walker

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Docket No.: BAR-06-5

Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: October 24, 2006

Respondent: Frank B. Walker

Bar Number: 000058

Order: Resignation



Pending before the Court is Attorney Frank B. Walker's voluntary resignation dated August 25, 2006 supported by his Affidavit pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g). On September 13, 2006 the Board of Overseers of the Bar considered this matter and agreed to unanimously recommend the Court's acceptance of Attorney Walker's resignation from the Maine bar subject to a 60-day period for him to close his practice and further conditioned on Attorney Walker's payment to the Board of Overseers of one-half of the Board's cost for the transcription of the Grievance Commission's earlier disciplinary proceeding. Attorney Walker made that payment to the Board on October 5, 2006.

Therefore, it is hereby ORDERED pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3) that Frank B. Walker's resignation from the Maine bar is accepted, and effective December 31, 2006 his name shall then be removed from the list of practitioners who are admitted to practice law before the courts of the State of Maine. Attorney Walker shall comply with all of the necessary notification reporting requirements of M. Bar R. 7.3(i)(1)(B) by December 15,2006.

Pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3), Attorney Walker's supporting Affidavit is hereby impounded, and shall not be available for inspection unless otherwise ordered by the Court. However, should Attorney Walker seek reinstatement to the Maine bar that Affidavit will then be made public without further Order of the Court.

This Order is a matter of public record pursuant to M. Bar R. 7.3(g)(3).

For the Court

Susan Calkins, Associate Justice - Maine Supreme Judicial Court