STATE OF MINNESOTA
IN SUPREME COURT
In Re Petition for Disciplinary Action against
Michael James Majeski, 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 Michael James Majeski has committed professional misconduct warranting public discipline, namely that respondent failed to maintain all required trust and business account books and records; and
WHEREAS, respondent waives his rights pursuant to Rule 14, Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility (RLPR), waives his right to answer the petition and unconditionally admits the allegations of the petition, and has entered into a stipulation with the Director wherein they jointly recommend that the appropriate discipline is a public reprimand and 2 years' unsupervised probation on the following conditions:
a. Respondent shall cooperate fully with the Director's office in its efforts to monitor compliance with this probation and promptly respond to the Director's correspondence by the due date. Respondent shall cooperate with the Director's investigation of any allegations of unprofessional conduct which may come to the Director's attention. Upon the Director's request, respondent shall provide authorization for release of information and documentation to verify compliance with the terms of this probation.
b. Respondent shall abide by the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct.
c. Respondent shall maintain law office and trust account books and records in compliance with Rule 1.15, MRPC, and LRPB Amended Opinion No. 9. These books and records include the following: cash receipts journal, cash disbursements journal, client subsidiary ledger, checkbook register, monthly trial balances, monthly trust account reconciliation, bank statements, canceled checks, duplicate deposit slips and bank reports of interest, service charges and interest payments to the Lawyer Trust Account Board. Such books and records shall be made available to the Director within 30 days of the approval of this stipulation and thereafter shall be made available to the Director at such intervals as he deems necessary to determine compliance, and
WHEREAS, this court has independently reviewed the record and approves the jointly recommended discipline,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Michael James Majeski is publicly reprimanded and is placed on 2 years' unsupervised probation on the jointly agreed-to conditions set out above.
Dated: September 28, 1998
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Alan C. Page