The Board of Officers & Commissioners met in Gillette last Friday, January 20th. At that meeting the Board approved distribution of proposed Rules for the Client Protection Fund of the Wyoming State Bar to the membership.
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).
The Wyoming Supreme Court issued an Order repealing the existing Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure and adopting the proposed rules submitted by the Civil Division of the Permanent Rules Advisory Committee. The new rules will become effective March 1, 2017.
It is hard to think about events that could render you unable to continue practicing law. Unfortunately, freak accidents, unexpected illness, and untimely death do occur, and if they happen to you, your clients’ interests may be unprotected.