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Case Information: 42911
Short Caption:IN RE: DISCIPLINE OF ROBERT KNOTTCourt:Supreme Court
Lower Court Case(s):NONEClassification:Bar Matter - Other - Petition
Disqualifications:Case Status:Notice in Lieu of Remittitur Issued/Case Closed
Replacement:Panel Assigned: En Banc
To SP/Judge:SP Status:
Oral Argument:Oral Argument Location:
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Docket Entries
03/08/2004Filing Fee Filing Fee Waived.
03/08/2004Petition/BarFiled Petition/Temporary Suspension. Petition for SCR 102(4)(a) Temporary Suspension. 04-04376
03/16/2004Other Returned Mail. Receipt for documents issued on 03/08/04 addressed to Robert T. Knott, Jr. returned. No forwarding address.
03/26/2004Order/Dispositional BarFiled Order of Temporary Suspension. This is a petition by the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board for an order temporarily suspending attorney Robert T. Knott from the practice of law, pending the resolution of formal disciplinary proceedings. fn1[This matter was originally docketed as confidential because some of the misconduct alleged had not been charged in a formal disciplinary complaint. See SCR 121. Since we are granting the petition, we conclude that this matter should now be open to the public.] Although Knott was transferred to inactive status, at his request, on September 11, 2003, it appears that he has continued to practice law by appearing in court, filing documents with the court, and negotiating with other parties. We conclude that the documentation before us demonstrates that Knott poses a substantial threat of serious harm, and that his immediate temporary suspension is warranted. We further conclude that Knott's handling of funds should be restricted. 'Knott is temporarily suspended from the practice of law, pending the resolution of formal disciplinary proceedings against him.' fn3[Although SCR 102(4) permits an attorney on active status fifteen days to conclude or transfer representation of existing clients, Knott is currently inactive. Any representation of clients would appear to violate SCR 189, forbidding the unauthorized practice of law. Therefore, this order is effective immediately.] Knott shall be prohibited from withdrawing funds in his client trust account, or from any other account containing funds belonging to third parties, except upon written approval of bar counsel or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction. The State Bar shall forthwith serve Knott with a copy of this order. When served on either Knott or a depository in which he maintains an account, this court shall constitute an injunction against withdrawal of the proceeds except in accordance with the terms of this order. fn5[Knott and the state bar shall comply with the notice requirements of SCR 115. As noted supra note 3, this order is effective immediately; the fifteen-day period provided for in SCR 115(3) does not apply. This is our final disposition of this matter. Any new proceedings concerning Knott shall be docketed under a new docket number. Justice Leavitt having died in office on January 9, 2004, this matter was decided by a six-justice court.] 04-05672
04/05/2004Other Returned Mail. Order filed 03/26/04 sent by certified mail addressed to Robert Knott returned. No forwarding address.
04/08/2004Other Returned Mail. Order filed 03/26/04 sent by regular mail addressed to Robert Knott returned. No forwarding address.
04/20/2004RemittiturIssued Notice in Lieu of Remittitur. 04-06371
04/20/2004Case Status Update Remittitur Issued/Case Closed.
04/29/2004Notice/IncomingFiled Notice. Certificate of Service by Mail and Notice of Order to Public. 04-07907
05/06/2004Other Returned Mail. Notice in Lieu of Remittitur addressed to Robert T. Knott returned. No forwarding address.