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2003-03-19-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In the Matter of Brigina Dicks-Woolridge, Respondent.


ORDER


The Office of Disciplinary Counsel has filed a petition asking this Court to place respondent on interim suspension pursuant to Rule 17(b), RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR, and seeking the appointment of an attorney to protect clients' interests pursuant to Rule 31, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR.

IT IS ORDERED that respondent's license to practice law in this state is suspended until further order of the Court.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that George B. Cauthen, Esquire, is hereby appointed to assume responsibility for all of respondent's client files which involve bankruptcy matters.  Philip B. Atkinson, Esquire, is appointed to assume responsibility for respondent's remaining client files.  Mr. Cauthen and Mr. Atkinson shall also assume responsibility for all of respondent's trust account(s), escrow account(s), operating account(s), and any other law office account(s) respondent may maintain.  Mr. Cauthen and Mr. Atkinson shall take action as required by Rule 31, RLDE, Rule 413, SCACR, to protect the interests of respondent's clients.  They may make disbursements from respondent's trust account(s), escrow account(s), operating account(s), and any other law office account(s) respondent may maintain that are necessary to effectuate this appointment.

This Order, when served on any bank or other financial institution maintaining trust, escrow and/or operating accounts of respondent, shall serve as an injunction to prevent respondent from making withdrawals from the account(s) and shall further serve as notice to the bank or other financial institution that George B. Cauthen, Esquire, and Philip B. Atkinson, Esquire, have been duly appointed by this Court.

Finally, this Order, when served on any office of the United States Postal Service, shall serve as notice that George B. Cauthen, Esquire, and Philip B. Atkinson, Esquire, have been duly appointed by this Court and have the authority to receive respondent's mail and the authority to direct that respondent's mail be delivered to their offices.

This appointment shall be for a period of no longer than nine months unless request is made to this Court for an extension.

                   Jean H. Toal                            C. J.
FOR THE COURT                         

Columbia, South Carolina
March 19, 2003