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





By _______________________________________

C. Gilbert Hudson, Jr., Vice Chair





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.



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