STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

C8-97-1003

In Re Petition for Disciplinary Action against
Sharon D. Ramirez, 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 Sharon D. Ramirez has committed professional misconduct warranting public discipline, namely submitting false or duplicate expense reimbursement requests to her employer and falsely reporting to her employer that she had attended an out-of-state meeting; and

WHEREAS, the respondent has waived any rights she has pursuant to Rule 14, Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility, has withdrawn her answer to the petition and acknowledges that that results in the allegations of the petition being deemed admitted, and has entered into a stipulation with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 wherein they jointly recommend that the appropriate discipline is disbarment and payment of $900 in costs; and

WHEREAS, this Court has independently reviewed the record and agrees that the respondent's conduct warrants the recommended discipline,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Sharon D. Ramirez is disbarred. The Director is awarded costs and disbursements in the amount of $900.

Dated: November 17, 1997

BY THE COURT:

Alan C. Page
Associate Justice