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Board of Professional v. Ronald G. Pretty

January 30, 2013

BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WYOMING STATE BAR, PETITIONER,
v.
RONALD G. PRETTY, WSB #5-1466, RESPONDENT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Marilyn S. Kite Chief Justice

ORDER OF PUBLIC CENSURE

[¶1] This matter came before the Court upon a "Report and Recommendation for Public Censure by Consent," filed herein January 3, 2013, 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 Affidavit of Costs and Expenses, and the file, finds that the Report and Recommendation should be approved, confirmed and adopted by the Court, and that Respondent Ronald G. Pretty should be publicly censured for his conduct, which is described in the attached Report and Recommendation for Public Censure by Consent. It is, therefore,

[¶2] ADJUDGED AND ORDERED that the Board of Professional Responsibility's Report and Recommendation for Public Censure by Consent, 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 Ronald G. Pretty is hereby publicly censured for his conduct; and it is further

[¶4] ORDERED that, on or before July 1, 2013, Mr. Pretty shall complete four (4) hours of continuing legal education on the subject of ethics; and it is further

[¶5] ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 26 of the Disciplinary Code for the Wyoming State Bar, Mr. Pretty shall reimburse the Wyoming State Bar the amount of $1,857.89, representing the costs incurred in handling this matter, as well as pay the administrative fee of $500.00. Mr. Pretty shall pay the total amount of $2,357.89 to the Clerk of the Board of Professional Responsibility on or before April 1, 2013; and it is further

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

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

[¶8] ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court cause a copy of this Order of Public Censure to be served upon Respondent Ronald G. Pretty.

[¶9] DATED this 30th day of January, 2013.

BY THE ...


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