BEFORE THE THIRD DISTRICT COMMITTEE, SECTION I,
OF THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR
IN THE MATTER OF
BEVERLY MCLEAN MURRAY
VSB DOCKET NO. 03-031-3340
DISTRICT COMMITTEE DETERMINATION
(PUBLIC REPRIMAND WITH TERMS)
On June 11, 2003, a show cause hearing
was held before a duly convened district committee panel consisting of H. Martin
Robertson, Esquire, W. Richard Hairfield, Esquire, Cheryl J. Wilson, Esquire,
Melvin E. Rosen, Jr., lay member, and C. Gilbert Hudson, Jr., Esquire, presiding.
The Respondent, Beverly McLean Murray, appeared in person pro se. Barbara
Ann Williams appeared as counsel for the Virginia State Bar.
The Respondent was required to appear and show cause why the district committee
should not issue a Public Reprimand for the Respondent's alleged failure to
comply with a term imposed in connection with a Private Reprimand with Terms.
On February 25, 2003, the district committee issued the Private Reprimand with
Terms pursuant to an agreed disposition in VSB Docket No. 02-031-1494. In that
matter, the Respondent conceded that she failed to represent the Complainant
in a competent and diligent manner and failed to communicate with the Complainant.
The term imposed in connection with the Private Reprimand required the Respondent
to refund her $600 fee to the Complainant and to certify in writing to Bar Counsel
that she had done so by March 31, 2003.
Based upon the evidence the Respondent and the bar presented at the show cause
hearing, the district committee found that the Respondent had failed to refund
the money in a timely manner and to certify in writing to Bar Counsel that she
had finally refunded the fee.
Wherefore, pursuant to Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13.H.2.n. of the Rules
of the Virginia Supreme Court, the Third District Committee, Section I, of the
Virginia State Bar hereby serves upon the Respondent a Public Reprimand, the
alternate sanction provided in the Private Reprimand with Terms issued on February
25, 2003. Pursuant to Part
Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13.B.8.c.(1) of the Rules of the Virginia Supreme
Court, the Clerk of the Disciplinary System shall assess costs. THIRD
DISTRICT COMMITTEE, SECTION I, OF
THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR
C. Gilbert Hudson, Jr., Vice
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I certify that on ____________________, 2003, I mailed by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, a true copy of the District Committee Determination (Public Reprimand) to Beverly McLean Murray, the Respondent, at 2006 Wakefield Street, P.O. Box 1938, Petersburg, Virginia 23805, her last address of record with the Virginia State Bar.