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LAWYER DISCIPLINE • A lawyer was admonished for violating Rules 1.3 and 1.9(a) of the North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct regarding diligence and duties to former clients. The lawyer failed to make timely filings with the Answer and a Supplemental Motion and also failed to request extensions for those filings from the district court. After the lawyer had been permitted to withdraw from representation during a status conference, the lawyer continued participating in the status conference and sent the district court an “amicus” letter afterward that explained how to handle the case, which was contrary to his former client’s interests. • A lawyer was admonished for violating Rules 1.3 and 1.4 of the North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct regarding diligence and communication with clients. The lawyer failed to file an Answer to a Summons and Complaint that sought damages against the lawyer’s client. The failure caused a default judgment to be entered against the client. Further, the lawyer failed to communicate with the client after assuring that the default judgment would be addressed. CLASSIFIEDS ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY At Fremstad Law our mission is to move our clients forward. We believe it’s because of this and our core values of Relationships, Wisdom, and Trust, that we’ve been named the Best of the Red River Valley for 2018! With offices in Fargo, ND, Valley City, ND, and Detroit Lakes, MN, we’re on the grow and looking for attorneys who want to transform the client experience and change the way they practice law. At Fremstad Law, we recognize the importance of work-life balance and have created a unique and flexible profitability model which allows our attorneys to build their practices taking into account their professional goals, families, and interests. If you’re a solo practitioner looking for more structure and opportunities for cross-referrals, or if you’re in a firm that is not a good match, we’d like to hear from you. While we’re interested in talking to busy attorneys in any practice area, we’re especially seeking attorneys in practice areas we don’t currently focus on, such as immigration, elder law, tax law and intellectual property. We also have openings in our real estate, business formation and estate/probate practice. If you would like to explore if Fremstad Law is good fit, please submit your resume to In addition, please include a short explanation as to what you are looking for in a firm and what you can bring to Fremstad Law. All inquiries will remain confidential. 34 THE GAVEL ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Originally founded in 1895, Crowley Fleck PLLP, is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the region with over 160 attorneys spread across 11 offices in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Crowley Fleck PLLP seeks a full-time associate with 3-5 years experience to join our Commercial Transactions and/or Tax, Trusts & Estates Practice Group in our Williston, ND office. Successful applicants must have a J.D., a strong academic record, and license or willingness to get licensed in North Dakota. Competitive salary and benefits for region. All applications will be held in confidence. Visit our website at for more information about our firm. Please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript, and a writing sample to: Tiffani Swenson, Recruiting Coordinator,