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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 13, 2000

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has completed the list of cases placed on the "Special Matters Confidential" (SMC) docket since its creation in 1985. The following is a complete list of SMC docket numbers and a brief description of the cases placed on the SMC docket from 1985 through 1991. The list of docket numbers and of case descriptions placed on the SMC docket during the period from 1992 to the present was released last week. The court is in the process of reviewing each file that was placed on the SMC docket to determine whether the confidential designation in each case was appropriate.

The court will issue a public report on the history and use of the SMC docket by the end of September 2000. The report will include a list of SMC files the court has determined should be made public. It will also include written guidelines governing the future designation of court files as confidential.

SPECIAL MATTERS CONFIDENTIAL DOCKET

1985

SMC-85-001 Respondent's motion for issuance of subpoenas for PCC proceedings.

SMC-85-002 Referral to PCC of information regarding conduct of attorney occurring in connection with case appealed to supreme court.

SMC-85-003 PCC motion for issuance of subpoena.

SMC-85-004 PCC request for reissuance of subpoena.

SMC-85-005 PCC petition for subpoena of records, audit of trust and operating accounts, and appointment of auditor.

SMC-85-006 Request for admission to the bar.

SMC-85-007 Request under RSA 292:1-a for approval of amendments to organization's by-laws and articles of incorporation.

1986

SMC-86-001 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-86-002 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-86-003 PCC petition for protective orders regarding incapacitated attorney.

SMC-86-004 File not used - empty folder containing handwritten notation "See LD-86-003."

SMC-86-005 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to bar.

SMC-86-006 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to bar.

SMC-86-007 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to bar.

SMC-86-008 Petition for reconsideration of bar exam results.

SMC-86-009 Request for review by court of professional conduct committee's handling of complaint filed against an attorney.

SMC-86-010 PCC petition to determine whether attorney is incapacitated.

SMC-86-011 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to bar.

1987

SMC-87-001 Motion for reconsideration and reread of bar exam.

SMC-87-002 PCC petition to determine whether attorney is incapacitated.

SMC-87-003 Petition for writ of mandamus seeking order that certain PCC members recuse themselves.

SMC-87-004 Petition for waiver of bar exam requirement and admission to bar.

SMC-87-005 PCC petition for subpoena of records, audit of trust and operating accounts, and appointment of auditor.

SMC-87-006 Request for review of bar exam scores.

SMC-87-007 Petition for waiver of practical skills course requirement.

SMC-87-008 Application for exemption from practical skills course requirement.

SMC-87-009 Request for extension of time to comply with practical skills course requirement.

SMC-87-010 Request for extension of time to comply with practical skills course requirement.

SMC-87-011 Notice from PCC of foreign disciplinary action against attorney.

SMC-87-012 Petition of bar association for protective orders regarding deceased attorney.

SMC-87-013 Petition to allow attorney to withdraw from practice of law and to hold PCC proceedings in abeyance.

SMC-87-014 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to bar.

SMC-87-015 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to bar.

SMC-87-016 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to bar.

SMC-87-017 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to bar.

SMC-87-018 Respondent's motion for issuance of subpoenas for PCC proceeding.

SMC-87-019 Petition of bar association for protective orders regarding deceased attorney.

SMC-87-020 Respondent's motion for issuance of subpoenas for PCC proceeding.

SMC-87-021 Petition to take bar exam.

 

1988

SMC-88-001 PCC petition for subpoena of records, audit of trust and operating accounts, and appointment of auditor.

SMC-88-002 PCC motion for issuance of subpoena.

SMC-88-003 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-004 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-005 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-006 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-007 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-008 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-009 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-010 PCC motion for issuance of subpoena.

SMC-88-011 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-012 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-013 Petition to waive practical skills course requirement.

SMC-88-014 Recommendation from Character and Fitness Committee regarding application for admission to the bar.

SMC-88-015 Petition of bar association for protective orders regarding deceased attorney

SMC-88-016 Petition to take bar exam.

SMC-88-017 Petition for waiver of requirement that applications by those denied admission to bar solely by reason of nonresidency be filed within two years of May 13, 1985.

SMC-88-018 PCC motion for issuance of subpoena.

SMC-88-019 Recommendation from Character and Fitness Committee regarding application for admission to the bar.

SMC-88-020 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to bar.

SMC-88-021A Petition for extension of time to take practical skills course.

SMC-88-021B Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-022 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-023 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-024 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-025 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-026 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-027 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-028 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-029 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-88-030 Motion to take bar exam.

 

1989

SMC-89-001 PCC motion for issuance of subpoena.

SMC-89-002 Petition for relief from requirement to attend practical skills course within two years of date of admission to the bar.

SMC-89-003 Petition to waive requirement that bar applicant graduate from ABA-approved law school and grant permission to take bar exam.

SMC-89-004 Show cause order why respondent should not be suspended for failing to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-89-005 Show cause order why respondent should not be suspended for failing to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-89-006 Show cause order why respondent should not be suspended for failing to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-89-007 Show cause order why respondent should not be suspended for failing to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-89-008 Recommendation from Character and Fitness Committee regarding application for admission to the bar.

SMC-89-009 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-010 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-011 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-012 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-013 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-014 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-015 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-016 Motion to waive bar review course requirement and to take bar exam.

SMC-89-017 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-018 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-019 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-020 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-021 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-022 Suspension of special justice from sitting on district court. PUBLIC ORDERS ISSUED.

SMC-89-023 PUBLIC FILE In the Matter of John C. Fairbanks - Resignation of part-time district court judge and attorney and request for appointment of counsel to assume responsibility for legal files.

SMC-89-024 Petition to recalculate bar exam scores.

SMC-89-025 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to the bar.

SMC-89-026 PUBLIC FILE In the matter of John C. Fairbanks - PCC petition for subpoena of records, audit of trust and operating accounts, and appointment of auditor.

SMC-89-027 Petition by bar association for protective orders regarding deceased attorney.

SMC-89-028 PCC petition for subpoena of records, audit of trust and operating accounts, and appointment of auditor.

SMC-89-029 Petition by bar association for protective orders regarding deceased attorney.

SMC-89-030 Petition to waive requirement that bar applicant graduate from ABA-approved law school and grant permission to take bar exam.

SMC-89-031 Petition for reinstatement to membership in the bar.

SMC-89-032 Petition for authorization to appear in trial courts in advance of admission to the bar.

SMC-89-033 Petition for reinstatement to membership in the bar.

SMC-89-034 PCC motion for issuance of subpoena.

SMC-89-035 Motion for reevaluation of bar exam answers.

SMC-89-036 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-037 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-038 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-039 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-040 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-041 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-042 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-043 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-044 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-045 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-046 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-047 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-048 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-049 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-050 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-051 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-89-052 Appeal of reprimand issued by PCC.

 

1990

SMC-90-001 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-002 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-003 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-004 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-005 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-006 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-007 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-008 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-009 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-010 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-011 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-012 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-013 Motion to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-014 Petition for readmission to the bar.

SMC-90-015 Referral of disciplinary matter by Judicial Conduct Committee. FILE RELEASED TO FAIRBANKS INVESTIGATION STUDY COMMITTEE.

SMC-90-016 Referral of disciplinary matter by Judicial Conduct Committee. FILE RELEASED TO FAIRBANKS INVESTIGATION STUDY COMMITTEE.

SMC-90-017 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-018 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-019 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-020 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-021 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-022 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-023 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-024 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-025 File not used. Empty file folder with notation "Order cancelled."

SMC-90-026 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-027 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-90-028 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-029 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-030 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-031 Order to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-032 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-033 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-034 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-035 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-036 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-037 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-038 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-039 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-040 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-041 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-042 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-043 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-044 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-045 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-046 Motion for late filing of bar exam application.

SMC-90-047 Motion for late filing of bar exam application.

SMC-90-048 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-049 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-050 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-051 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-052 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-053 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-054 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-055 Respondent's motion to issue subpoena for PCC proceeding.

SMC-90-056 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-057 Application for enrollment as member of the bar.

SMC-90-058 Appeal from PCC reprimand.

SMC-90-059 Petition to waive fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-060 Petition to waive fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-061 Petition to waive fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-062 Petition for leave to file trust accounting compliance certificate late.

SMC-90-063 Request for extension of deadline to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-064 Request to accept late-filed trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-065 Request to accept late-filed trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-066 Motion for leave to file trust accounting compliance certificate late.

SMC-90-067 Petition for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate and for clarification of professional record.

SMC-90-068 Request to abate fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-069 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-070 Requests for waiver of fines for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificates.

SMC-90-071 Requests for waiver of fines for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificates.

SMC-90-072 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-073 Inquiry regarding process for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-074 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-075 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-076 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-077 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-078 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-079 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-080 Orders to pay fines for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificates.

SMC-90-081 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-082 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-083 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-084 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-085 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-086 Requests for waiver of fines for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificates.

SMC-90-087 Requests for waiver of fines for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificates.

SMC-90-088 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-089 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-090 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-091 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-092 Request to pay fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate in installments.

SMC-90-093 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-094 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-095 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-096 Requests for waiver of fines for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificates.

SMC-90-097 Request to resolve fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-098 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-099 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-100 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-101 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-102 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-103 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-104 Request for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-105 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-106 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-107 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-108 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-109 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-110 Motion to extend time to take the practical skills.

SMC-90-111 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-112 Appeal of reprimand issued by PCC.

SMC-90-113 Petition for waiver of fine for failure to file trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-114 Attorney General's application for multi-county grand jury.

SMC-90-115 Application for reinstatement to the bar.

SMC-90-116 Motion to take bar exam.

Bill for payment of fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-90-117 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-118 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-119 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-120 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-121 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-122 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-123 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-124 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-125 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-90-126 Orders to pay fines for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificates.

SMC-90-127 Orders to file trust accounting compliance certificates and pay fines for late filing.

 

1991

SMC-91-001 PCC petition for subpoena of records, audit of trust and operating accounts, and appointment of auditor.

SMC-91-002 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-003 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-004 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-91-005 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-91-006 Order to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-91-007 PCC motion for issuance of subpoenas.

SMC-91-008 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-009 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-010 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-011 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-012 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-013 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-014 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-015 Petition for reinstatement of bar membership and request for extension of time to take practical skills course.

SMC-91-016 Petition for exemption from Rule 42 and for late entry of bar application.

SMC-91-017 Affidavit of attorney resignation from bar while subject of PCC investigation.

SMC-91-018 PCC petition for production of records, audit of trust and operating accounts, and appointment of auditor.

SMC-91-019 Motions to waive fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificate.

SMC-91-020 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-021 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-022 Motion to take bar exam.

SMC-91-023 Orders to file trust accounting compliance certificates and pay fine for late filing.

SMC-91-024 Orders to file trust accounting compliance certificates.

SMC-91-025 Orders to pay fine for late filing of trust accounting compliance certificates.

SMC-91-026 Appeal of private reprimand imposed by PCC.

SMC-91-027 Motion to compel board of bar examiners to modify procedures of bar exam.

SMC-91-028 Recommendation of Character and Fitness Committee regarding application for admission to bar.