Wyoming Supreme Court Suspends 15 Attorneys

The Wyoming State Bar today announced that 15 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.

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CALL FOR COMMENTS – Proposed Amendments to Wyoming Rules of Disciplinary Procedure

The Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR) and the Bar Counsel Review and Oversight Committee (ROC), in collaboration with the Office of Bar Counsel have proposed changes to the Wyoming Rules of Disciplinary Procedure (WRDP) in the areas of confidentiality of attorney disciplinary proceedings and the composition of hearing panels of the Board of Professional Responsibility. Member of the Wyoming State Bar are invited to comment upon the proposed changes (attached).

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Wyoming Casemaker: A Complete Guide (various dates)

This FREE webinar provides an introduction to the Casemaker system as well as key features. During the session we will cover the basics of searching and browsing through the system, go over advanced search techniques, highlight personalization, and showcase the additional features that are now included through your bar membership.

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“Reasonable Efforts” to Protect Client Information From Cybersecurity Risks

A frequent subject of Ethics Hotline calls is what a lawyer can/must do to protect confidential client information from cybersecurity risks.  In 2014, the Wyoming Supreme Court amended W.R.P.C. 1.6 (client confidentiality) to add subpart (c): “A lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to prevent the unintended disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of a client.”

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