IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I
OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, Petitioner,
PAUL J. DURBIN, Respondent.
ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER'S MOTION TO TRANSFER RESPONDENTUpon consideration of (1) Petitioner Office of Disciplinary Counsel's (Petitioner
ODC) July 12, 2004 motion to transfer Respondent Paul J. Durbin (Respondent
Durbin) to inactive status due to incapacity pursuant to Rule 2.19 of the Rules of
the Supreme Court of Hawai`i (RSCH), (2) the August 31, 2004 order granting in part
and denying in part Petitioner ODC's July 12, 2004 motion, (3) the December 8,
2005 order granting Petitioner ODC's November 29, 2004 motion to extend time to
file a physician's statement or otherwise comply with the August 31, 2004 order,
(4) the January 13, 2005 affidavit of Carol R. Richelieu regarding the December 8,
2004 order, (5) the attachments to the January 13, 2005 affidavit of Carol R.
Richelieu, including the January 11, 2005 affidavit of Christopher E. Hines, M.D.,
(Dr. Hines), (6) Respondent Durbin's lack of opposition to Petitioner ODC's July
12, 2004 motion, and (7) the record, it appears that Dr. Hines has concluded that
Respondent Durbin is incapacitated from continuing the practice of law by reason
of mental infirmity. Therefore,
PAUL J. DURBIN TO INACTIVE STATUS DUE TO INCAPACITY
(By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, Acoba, and Duffy, JJ.)
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Respondent Paul J. Durbin (attorney number 923) is
transferred to inactive status in this jurisdiction pursuant to RSCH Rule 2.19(b),
effective with the filing of this order until further order of this court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Petitioner ODC shall serve a copy of this order on
Respondent Durbin in accordance with RSCH Rule 2.19(a), RSCH Rule 2.19(b), and
RSCH Rule 2.11(a).
DATED: Honolulu, Hawai`i, March 3, 2005.