Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Summary 2011 WY 89

Summary of Decision June 1, 2011

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

Citation:  2011 WY 89

Docket Number: D-11-0003

Date of Decision: June 1, 2011

Facts:  Respondent attempted to utilize a third person to communicate information to and/or obtain information from a person who was represented by counsel in a child custody matter.  The attempted contact was not successful, and Respondent obtained no information thereby.  Respondent agreed with the Board of Professional Responsibility that his conduct violated Rule 4.2 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys at Law, and agreed to a public censure in the matter.

Holdings:  The Court found that the Board’s Report and Recommendation should be approved, confirmed and adopted by the Court, and that Respondent should be publicly censured in the manner set forth in the Report and Recommendation. 

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

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