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24955 - In the Matter of Bourbeau

Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 20
S.E. 2d

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

In The Supreme Court

In the Matter of Baiba

Bourbeau, Respondent.

Opinion No. 24955

Submitted May 26, 1999 - Filed June 14, 1999

PUBLIC REPRIMAND

Attorney General Charles M. Condon and Senior Assistant

Attorney General James G. Bogle, both of Columbia,

for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

John D. Delgado, of Columbia, for respondent.





PER CURIAM: In this attorney disciplinary matter, respondent

and disciplinary counsel have entered into an agreement under Rule 21 of

the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement (RLDE) contained in Rule

413, SCACR. In the agreement, respondent admits misconduct and consents

to a public reprimand. We accept the agreement and publicly reprimand

respondent.





On March 6, 1998, the United States District Court for the

Western District of North Carolina issued a memorandum and consent order

suspending the license of respondent in the Western District and staying the

suspension upon certain conditions. The North Carolina State Bar imposed

reciprocal discipline on April 15, 1998.





Respondent failed to promptly inform the Office of Disciplinary

Counsel of being disciplined in these other jurisdictions contrary to the

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IN THE MATTER OF BOURBEAU





requirements of Rule 29(a), RLDE. In mitigation, respondent submitted her

failure to notify was unintentional. This Court issued reciprocal discipline

on November 6, 1998.





Respondent has violated Rules 7(a)(1) and 7(a)(7), RLDE, and

Rules 8.1(b) and 8.4(e), of the Rules of Professional Conduct contained in

Rule 407, SCACR. Respondent's conduct warrants a public reprimand.

Accordingly, respondent is hereby publicly reprimanded.







PUBLIC REPRIMAND.

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