On Thursday, February 8, 2024, the Supreme Court of Minnesota reinstated attorney John B. Person to the practice of law with conditions.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of John B. Person,” with case no. A23-0669.

Person was suspended for four months in September 2023 for professional misconduct that included failing to provide competent legal representation and knowingly assisting a client in fraudulent conduct. Specifically, Person helped prepare false documents that enabled a client to transfer property without consent from the co-trustee.

In its February order, the Supreme Court stated that Person’s reinstatement was conditional on successful completion of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. He was also placed on two years of probation, during which he must abide by ethical rules and cooperate fully with the Office of Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility, which monitors attorneys’ compliance.

Person must also implement office procedures to properly communicate fees and representation scope to clients in writing. If Person passes the ethics exam by the September 30th deadline, he will be allowed to fully return to legal practice. However, failing the exam would result in his automatic suspension continuing until proof of passage.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.