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Wyoming State Bar v. John Craig Abraham

October 7, 2009

WYOMING STATE BAR,
PETITIONER,
v.
JOHN CRAIG ABRAHAM, RESPONDENT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barton R. Voigt Chief Justice

Attorney No. 6-3436,

ORDER OF PUBLIC CENSURE

[¶1] This matter came before the Court upon a "Report and Recommendation," filed herein August 27, 2009, by the Board of Professional Responsibility for the Wyoming State Bar. The Court, after a careful review of the Board of Professional Responsibility's Report and Recommendation, the materials attached thereto, and the file, finds that the Report and Recommendation should be approved, confirmed and adopted by the Court; and that Respondent John Craig Abraham should be publicly censured in the manner set forth in the Report and Recommendation. It is, therefore,

[¶2] ADJUDGED AND ORDERED that the Board of Professional Responsibility's Report and Recommendation, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, shall be, and the same hereby is, approved, confirmed, and adopted by this Court; and it is further

[¶3] ADJUDGED AND ORDERED that John Craig Abraham shall receive a public censure for his conduct and he shall be publicly censured in a manner consistent with the recommended censure contained in the Report and Recommendation; and it is further

[¶4] ADJUDGED AND ORDERED that, consistent with the Report and Recommendation for Public Censure, John Craig Abraham shall use mentors in the manner set forth in the Report and Recommendation; and it is further

[¶5] ADJUDGED AND ORDERED that, consistent with the Report and Recommendation, if there is another complaint stemming from Respondent's conduct that occurs after August 1,

2009, in which he stipulates to or is found to have violated any of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct, Respondent John Craig Abraham will immediately be suspended from the practice of law for two years. This probationary period will last until January 1, 2012; and it is further

[¶6] ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 26 of the Disciplinary Code for the Wyoming State Bar, John Craig Abraham shall reimburse the Wyoming State Bar the amount of $25.00, representing some of the costs incurred in handling this matter, as well as pay the administrative fee of $500.00. Mr. Abraham shall pay the total amount of $525.00 to the Clerk of the Board of Professional Responsibility on or before January 1, 2010; and it is further

[¶7] ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court shall docket this Order of Public Censure, along with the incorporated Report and Recommendation, as a matter coming regularly before this Court as a public record; and it is further

[¶8] ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 4(c) of the Disciplinary Code for the Wyoming State Bar, this Order of Public Censure, along with the incorporated Report and Recommendation, shall be published in the Wyoming Reporter and the Pacific Reporter; and it is further

[¶9] ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court cause a copy of the Order of Public Censure to be served upon Respondent John Craig Abraham; and it is further

[ΒΆ10] ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court transmit a copy of this Order of Public Censure to members of the Board of Professional Responsibility and to the clerks of ...


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