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09/18/2013

Wyoming Supreme Court Censures California Lawyer

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Supreme Court today issued an order of public censure to Los Angeles attorney, Nana Y. Boachie-Yiadom, an active member of the Wyoming State Bar.

Mr. Boachie-Yiadom was censured for certain failings with respect to two immigration clients. While Boachie-Yiadom was out of the country on an extended absence, filing deadlines were missed and other mistakes were made which resulted in additional delays, inconvenience and expense for his clients.

The Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct regulate the conduct of members of the Wyoming State Bar. Boachie-Yiadom violated Rule 1.1, which requires a lawyer to provide competent representation to a client, and Rule 1.3, which requires a lawyer to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client. Boachie-Yiadom also violated Rule 5.3, which requires that a lawyer make reasonable efforts to ensure that the conduct of non-lawyer assistants is compatible with the professional obligations of the lawyer.

Boachie-Yiadom stipulated to these facts and consented to the discipline. The Board of Professional Responsibility approved the stipulation, recommending that the Wyoming Supreme Court publicly reprimand Boachie-Yiadom. After reviewing the report and recommendation, the Wyoming Supreme Court entered its order publicly censuring Boachie-Yiadom and requiring him to pay an administrative fee of $500 and costs of $50 to the Wyoming State Bar.

     

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