The State Bar Association of North Dakota Fall 2014 Gavel Magazine - Page 33

Delmore agreed his conduct violated Rule 1.3, N.D.R. Prof. Conduct, which provides that a lawyer shall act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; Rule 1.4, N.D.R. Prof. Conduct, which provides that a lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to keep the client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and consult with the client about the means by which the client’s objectives were accomplished; and Rule 1.15, N.D.R. Prof. Conduct by failing to keep a record of his client’s funds. In addition to the Reprimand, Delmore agreed to pay $1,000 in restitution to his client, and $250 for the costs and expenses of these disciplinary proceedings. NOTICE OF DISCIPLINE OF ATTORNEY Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota, v. Jesse D. Matson No. 5484-SE-1302 A hearing panel of the Disciplinary Board reprimanded Jesse D. Matson for violations of N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 1.3 and 1.4. Matson represented an individual regarding modification of her divorce judgment and a protective order. There were delays in Matson taking actions in the matters and documents were poorly drafted by Matson. Specifically, Matson delayed approximately one month setting a hearing on modification; delayed approximately one month drafting the brief in support of the motion to modify ;delayed approximately one month serving prepared docum