Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Summary 2011 WY 88

Summary of Decision June 1, 2011

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Case Name:  Bd. of Prof'l Responsibility, Wyo. State Bar v. Anderson

Citation:  2011 WY 88

Docket Number: D-11-0001

Date of Decision: June 1, 2011

Facts:  Respondent had been licensed to practice law in the State of Wyoming since 1977, and had recently retired from the practice of law.  Other than the instant proceeding, Respondent had not been the subject of any professional discipline.  The Board found that Respondent had breached his amended diversion contract, and that Respondent’s conduct also constituted a breach of Rules 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 8.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys at Law.   Because Respondent had retired from the practice of law, he did not desire to contest the formal charge.  Respondent stipulated to a one year suspension of his license to practice law in the State of Wyoming.

Holdings:  The Court found that the Board’s Report and Recommendation for Suspension should be approved, confirmed and adopted by the Court; and that the Respondent should be suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year.

C.J. Kite delivered the opinion for the court.

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