June 3, 2015
In re Petition for Disciplinary Action
Albert B. Beety, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 6154
Alan C. Page, Associate Justice.
The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility filed a petition for disciplinary action alleging that respondent Albert B. Beety committed professional
misconduct warranting public discipline, namely, engaging in the practice of law while on restricted status for failing to pay his attorney registration fee and for failing to comply with continuing legal education requirements, and failing to cooperate with the Director, in violation of Minn. R. Prof. Conduct 5.5(a) and 8.1(b) and Rule 25, Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility (RLPR).
Respondent now waives his procedural rights under Rule 14, RLPR, and unconditionally admits all of the allegations in the petition regarding his failure to cooperate with the Director and that he engaged in the unauthorized practice of law from 1994 through August 2003. In a stipulation for discipline, the parties jointly recommend that the appropriate discipline is a 60-day suspension.
The court has independently reviewed the file and approves the jointly recommended disposition.
Based upon all the files, records, and proceedings herein,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Respondent Albert B. Beety is suspended from the practice of law for a minimum of 60 days, effective 14 days from the date of the filing of this order;
2. Respondent shall comply with Rule 26, RLPR (requiring notice of suspension to clients, opposing counsel, and tribunals);
3. Respondent shall pay $900 in costs pursuant to Rule 24(a), RLPR;
4. Respondent shall be eligible for reinstatement to the practice of law following the expiration of the suspension period provided that, not less than 15 days before the end of the suspension period, respondent files with the Clerk of Appellate Courts and serves upon the Director an affidavit establishing that he is current in continuing legal education requirements, has complied with Rules 24 and 26, RLPR, has complied with the reinstatement provisions of Rule 2(I), Rules of the Supreme Court on Lawyer Registration, and has complied with any other conditions for reinstatement imposed by the court; and
5. Within 1 year of the date of the filing of this order, respondent shall file with the Clerk of Appellate Courts and serve upon the Director proof of successful completion of the professional responsibility portion of the state bar examination. Failure to timely file the required documentation shall result in automatic re-suspension, as provided in Rule 18(e)(3), RLPR.
BY THE COURT: