STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

C3-00-2006

In Re Petition for Disciplinary Action against
Charles Norman Ek, an Attorney at Law of the
State of Minnesota.

O R D E R

The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed an application for suspension pursuant to Rule 12(c)(1), Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility, based upon evidence that respondent cannot be found in the state.

Based upon all the files, records, and proceedings herein,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that respondent Charles Norman Ek be suspended from the practice of law. Within one year from the date of this order, respondent may move the court for vacation of the order of suspension and for leave to answer the petition for disciplinary action.

Dated: December 11, 2000

BY THE COURT:

/s/Alan C. Page
Associate Justice