Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Jo Ann Fulton

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IN THE SUPREME COURT, STATE OF WYOMING 2016 WY 23 October Term, A.D. 2015 February 24, 2016 BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WYOMING STATE BAR, Petitioner, D-06-3 v. JO ANN FULTON, Respondent. ORDER REINSTATING ATTORNEY TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW [¶1] This matter came before the Court upon the “Report and Recommendation for Reinstatement,” filed herein February 5, 2016, by the Board of Professional Responsibility for the Wyoming State Bar. By order entered April 20, 2006, this Court suspended Respondent from the practice of law for a period of three years. Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Fulton, 2006 WY 51, 133 P.3d 514 (Wyo. 2006). Respondent subsequently sought reinstatement. Now, after a careful review of the Board of Professional Responsibility’s Report and Recommendation for Reinstatement and the file, this Court finds that the Report and Recommendation should be approved, confirmed, and adopted by the Court; and that the Respondent, Jo Ann Fulton, should be reinstated to the practice of law. It is, therefore, [¶2] ADJUDGED AND ORDERED that the Board of Professional Responsibility’s Report and Recommendation for Reinstatement, 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 the Respondent, Jo Ann Fulton, be, and hereby is, reinstated to the practice of law in Wyoming, effective immediately; and it is further [¶4] ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 4(a)(iv) of the Disciplinary Code for the Wyoming State Bar, this Order Reinstating Attorney to the Practice of Law, along with the incorporated Report and Recommendation for Reinstatement, shall be published in the Wyoming Reporter and the Pacific Reporter; and it is further [¶5] ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court shall docket this Order Reinstating Attorney to the Practice of Law, along with the incorporated Report and Recommendation for Reinstatement, as a matter coming regularly before this Court as a public record; and it is further [¶6] ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court transmit a copy of this Order Reinstating Attorney to the Practice of Law to the members of the Board of Professional Responsibility and to the clerks of the appropriate courts of the State of Wyoming. [¶7] DATED this 24th day of February, 2016. BY THE COURT: /s/ E. JAMES BURKE Chief Justice