BEFORE THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR DISCIPLINARY BOARD
IN THE MATTER OF :
: VSB Docket No. 98-032-1130
BEVERLY DIANE CRAWFORD :
THIS MATTER came on June 7, 2002, via telephone conference, before a duly convened panel of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board ("Board"), comprised of John A. Dezio, Chair, Chester J. Cahoon, Jr., Lay Member, Bruce T. Clark, Richard J. Colten, and Peter A. Dingman, for consideration and determination of the Motion to Reinstate License Pending Decision on Motion to Reconsider and the Motion for Reconsideration filed in this cause by Beverly Diane Crawford ("Respondent").
IT APPEARING that the Board entered a Summary Order in this matter on May 17, 2002 revoking the Respondent's license to practice law in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a copy of which was served on Respondent by certified mail; that on May 24, 2002, Respondent, appearing pro se, filed with the Clerk of the Disciplinary System a Motion (with supporting Affidavit and exhibits) for Reconsideration of the Board's decision pursuant to Section XII of the Board's Rules of Procedure and a Motion to Reinstate License Pending Decision on Motion to Reconsider; that on June 6, 2002, a written Response to Crawford's Motions for Reconsideration and to Reinstate License Pending Decision on Motion to Reconsider was filed on behalf of the Virginia State Bar by Harry M. Hirsch, Deputy Bar Counsel; and
IT APPEARING to the Board, based upon consideration of the prior proceedings in this matter, the Summary Order heretofore entered, the Motions filed by Respondent and the supporting Affidavit and exhibits attached thereto, and the Bar's Response, that the Respondent has failed to establish a manifest injustice, as required by Section XII of the Board's Rules of Procedure, upon the ground of
a. illness, injury or accident which prevented the Respondent or a witness from attending the hearing and which could not have been made known to the Board within a reasonable time prior to the hearing, or
b. evidence which
(1) was not known to the Respondent at the time of the hearing and could not have been discovered prior to, or produced at, the hearing in the exercise of due diligence and
(2) would have clearly produced a different result if the evidence had been introduced at the hearing.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that Respondent's Motion for Reconsideration and Motion to Reinstate License Pending Decision on Motion to Reconsider are refused.
It is further ORDERED that the Clerk of the Disciplinary System shall send an attested copy of this Order, by certified mail, return receipt requested, and by regular mail, to the Respondent, Beverly Diane Crawford, at her address of record with the Virginia State Bar, 3117 West Clay Street, Suite 2, Richmond, Virginia 23230, and that a copy be provided by mail or hand-delivery to Harry M. Hirsch, Deputy Bar Counsel, at his office located at 707 E. Main Street, Suite 1500, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
ENTERED this __________ day of _______________________, 2002.
VIRGINIA STATE BAR DISCIPLINARY BOARD
By_________________________________________ John A. Dezio, First Vice Chair