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Matter of Pansé, Chandrakant Shridhar (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-173-15)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   SJC-11846   MATTER OF CHANDRAKANT SHRIDHAR PANSÉ.       October 6, 2015.     Attorney at Law, Admission to practice.  Supreme Judicial Court, Membership in the bar.  Practice, Civil, Membership in the bar.     On May 13, 2008, Chandrakant Shridhar Pansé applied for admission to the Massachusetts bar.  He took and passed the written bar examination in July, 2008.  At first, the Board of Bar Examiners (board) received no objections to his admission and reported him qualified.  Before he could take the oath of attorney, however, three attorneys in good standing contacted the board, raising significant concerns about whether Pansé “is of good moral character and sufficient acquirements and qualifications” to warrant admission to the bar.  G. L. c. 221, § 37.  See S.J.C. Rule 3:01, § 5.1, as appearing in 411 Mass. 1321 (1992).  After two informal interviews with Pansé, an investigation by an attorney appointed as special counsel, and a formal hearing, the board determined that Pansé was not qualified for admission to the bar and recommended that his application be dismissed.  S.J.C. Rule 3:01, § 5.3, as appearing in 411 Mass. 1321 (1992).  Pansé filed a petition in the county court for a hearing on his application.  A single justice of this court reserved and reported the matter to the full court.  We agree with the board.   1.  Facts.  In its decision, the board made detailed findings of fact, which we summarize here.   a.  Divorce and related proceedings.  Pansé and his ex-wife had three children.  When they divorced in 2008, Ms. Pansé was determined to be the primary residential parent for the two children who were minors, including their son, M., who is intellectually disabled due to Down syndrome.  In the judgment of divorce nisi, a judge in the Probate and Family Court found Pansé “to be controlling, threatening and emotionally abusive to plaintiff/wife and two of their children . . . although he has no appreciation of such.  He is, from his perspective, devoted to his children . . . but his narcissism and myopic view of all relationships have resulted in his inability to note or appreciate the harm which he causes.”  Pansé has filed numerous lawsuits against Ms. Pansé and others, and has filed professional complaints against numerous attorneys and judges involved in the divorce and related proceedings, each claimed by him […]

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