In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Kaminsky, 010521 MNSC, A19-1117

Docket Nº:A19-1117
Opinion Judge:Natalie E. Hudson Associate Justice
Party Name:In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Joseph Kaminsky, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0053351.
Case Date:January 05, 2021
Court:Supreme Court of Minnesota

In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Joseph Kaminsky, a Minnesota Attorney,

Registration No. 0053351.

No. A19-1117

Supreme Court of Minnesota

January 5, 2021

ORDER

Natalie E. Hudson Associate Justice

On December 17, 2019, we suspended respondent Joseph Kaminsky for a minimum of 30 days, effective December 31, 2019. In re Kaminsky, 936 N.W.2d 476, 476 (Minn. 2019) (order). We stated that by December 17, 2020, Kaminsky was required to file proof of his successful completion of the written examination required for admission to the practice of law by the State Board of Law Examiners on the subject of professional responsibility and that failure to do so would result in automatic suspension, as provided in Rule 18(e)(3), Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility (RLPR). Kaminsky, 936 N.W.2d at 476.

We conditionally reinstated Kaminsky on February 13, 2020. In re Kaminsky, 938 N.W.2d 842, 842 (Minn. 2020) (order). Our order reinstating Kaminsky repeated the requirement from our earlier order regarding the deadline for filing proof of successful completion of the written examination required for admission to the practice of law by the State Board of Law Examiners on the subject of professional responsibility. Id. We again stated that failure to do so would result in automatic suspension, pending successful completion of the examination, as provided in Rule 18(e)(3), RLPR. Kaminsky, 938 N.W.2dat843.

Rule 18(e)(3), RLPR, provides that, unless waived by this court, a lawyer who has been suspended for 90 days or less "must, within one year from the date of the suspension order, successfully complete such written examination as may be required for admission to the practice of law by the State Board of Law Examiners on the subject of professional responsibility." The written examination referred to in Rule 18(e)(3) is the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). See Rule 4.A(5), Rules for Admission to the Bar. "Except upon motion and for good cause shown, failure to successfully complete this examination shall result in automatic suspension of the lawyer effective one year after the date of the original suspension order." Rule 18(e)(3), RLPR.

Kaminsky did not file proof of successful completion of the MPRE by December 17, 2020. Instead, on December 10, 2020, Kaminsky filed a motion seeking additional time, until May 1, 2021, to provide proof of...

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