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On May 16, 2017, the Wyoming Supreme Court issued an order adopting Rules for the Client Protection Fund. The purpose of the Client Protection Fund is to promote public confidence in the administration of justice and the integrity of the legal profession by reimbursing losses caused by the dishonest conduct of lawyers licensed to practice law in Wyoming occurring in the course of the lawyer-client relationship.
Craig Silva’s term on the Commission will expire in February 2018. Nominations for this upcoming vacancy are being solicited. Voting will take place this summer, and the four-year term will begin March 1, 2018.
The Modest Means Program (MMP) provides low-cost legal assistance to individuals who do not qualify for free legal services, but cannot afford the expertise of attorneys at the standard rate. Attorneys participating in the program agree to assist Modest Means Program clients for no more than $75 an hour and no more than a $500 retainer (if necessary).