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Order to Show Cause: Kenneth Bottema

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 6:01pm

Order

Publish November 29, December 6, 13, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

A12-1421

In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Kenneth M. Bottema,

a Minnesota Attorney,

Registration No. 263795.

ORDER

The above-entitled matter came before this court upon the petition of the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility for an order to show cause.

On August 14, 2012, the Director filed a petition for disciplinary action against respondent Kenneth M. Bottema. On October 23, 2012, we suspended respondent pursuant to Rule 12(c)(1), Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility (RLPR), based on evidence that respondent could not be found in the state. Our order advised respondent that if he failed to appear in this matter within 1 year, the allegations in the petition for disciplinary action would be deemed admitted.

More than 1 year has elapsed since the order suspending respondent was filed, during which time respondent has failed to move this court for a vacation of the order of suspension.

Based upon all the files, records, and proceedings herein,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. The allegations contained in the petition for disciplinary action against respondent Kenneth M. Bottema are deemed admitted.

2. By January 21, 2014, respondent shall file with this court a written memorandum, not to exceed five pages, showing cause, if any there be, why we should not take appropriate action against him under Rule 15, RLPR.

3. The Director shall serve a copy of this order upon respondent by publication in accordance with Rule 12(c)(2), RLPR.

4. The Director and respondent may submit written proposals, not to exceed 15 pages, to this court on or before February 18, 2014, regarding the appropriate discipline to be imposed.

5. Should we wish to hear oral argument on the order to show cause or the appropriate discipline to be imposed, the parties will be notified of the date and time for argument.

Dated: November 20, 2013

BY THE COURT:

/s/ Alan C. Page

Associate Justice

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