STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

C0-97-783

In Re Petition for Disciplinary Action against
Carlton E. Moe, an Attorney at Law of the
State of Minnesota.

O R D E R

WHEREAS, the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a petition for disciplinary action alleging that respondent Carlton E. Moe has committed unprofessional conduct warranting discipline, namely, misappropriating funds from a mentally incompetent client over a 6-year period; and

WHEREAS, respondent has waived any rights he has pursuant to Rule 14, Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility, has withdrawn his answer to the petition and acknowledges that that results in the allegations of the petition being deemed admitted, and has entered into a stipulation with the Director in which they jointly recommend that the appropriate discipline is disbarment; and

WHEREAS, this court has independently reviewed the record and agrees with the jointly recommended disposition,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that respondent Carlton E. Moe is disbarred from the practice of law. The Director is awarded costs and disbursements in the amount of $900.

Dated: November 13, 1997

BY THE COURT:

Alan C. Page
Associate Justice