The Wyoming State Bar today announced that the following attorneys have been suspended from the practice of law in Wyoming for failing to comply with Article I, Sec. 5(b) of the Bylaws of the Wyoming State Bar by not paying their annual license fees.
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 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 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.
The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to provide this FREE downloadable Trust Account Handbook, which has been prepared by the Office of Bar Counsel as a guide for both new and experienced lawyers with trust account questions. Our purpose is to provide you with the basic rules regarding trust accounts and highlight areas that may provide assistance in the exercise of your best professional judgment regarding a myriad of issues that may arise with opening, maintaining and record keeping for trust accounts.