THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I
OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, Petitioner,
C. BEAMAN, Respondent.
ORDER OF SUSPENSION
Upon consideration of the Disciplinary Board's Report
and Recommendation for the
suspension of James C. Beaman for two years and the record, it appears
Respondent Beaman failed to provide competent representation to a
to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a
to keep the client reasonably informed about the status of a matter,
and failed to
expedite litigation consistent with the interests of the client in
Rules 1.1, 1.3, 1.4(a) and (b), 1.16(a)(1) and (d), 3.2, 3.4(e),
8.4(a) and (d) of the Hawai`i Rules of Professional Conduct. It further
that Respondent Beaman is currently suspended, pursuant to Rule 2.12A
of the Rules
of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai`i ("RSCH"), and making
effective thirty (30) days after entry of this order, see RSCH 2.16(c), would be
pointless. See Office of Disciplinary Counsel v.
DeMello, 61 Haw. 223, 225, 601
P.2d 1087, 1088 (1979). Therefore,
(By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, Acoba, and Duffy, JJ.)
IS HEREBY ORDERED that Respondent James C. Beaman is suspended from the
practice of law in this jurisdiction for a period of two years,
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, as a condition of his
reinstatement, Respondent Beaman
must take the professionalism course offered pursuant to RSCH 1.14. See RSCH
2.3(d). Respondent Beaman shall also reimburse the Disciplinary Board
costs associated with this proceeding, as determined by this court
submission of a bill of costs.
IS FINALLY ORDERED that Respondent Beaman shall, within ten (10) days
effective date of the suspension order, file with this court an
affidavit in full
compliance with RSCH 2.16(d).
Honolulu, Hawai`i, March 7, 2005.