Board of Overseers of the Bar v. Stephen W. Devine

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Docket No.: BAR-92-14

Issued by: Single Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Date: March 11, 2002

Respondent: Stephen W. Devine

Bar Number: 001824

Order: Amended Order

Disposition/Conduct: N/A


By Order of April 14, 1997, Stephen W. Devine's Petition for Reinstatement was conditionally approved by the Court (Glassman, J.). That Order provided that prior to resumption of practice, several conditions related to proper supervision of Mr. Devine's practice were to be implemented by him in order to protect the public from harm. Mr. Devine was also required to provide the Board with proof that he had secured professional liability insurance in an amount satisfactory to the Board.

None of the required conditions have been met by Mr. Devine, and he has not made any attempt to return to the practice of law.

Accordingly, given the nearly five-year delay that has occurred since that order of conditional reinstatement was issued, by stipulation of the parties;

it is hereby ORDERED that prior to commencing the practice of law in Maine, Stephen W. Devine shall file a renewed Petition for Reinstatement.

For the Court

Hon. Donald G. Alexander, Jr., Associate Justice - Maine Supreme Judicial Court