THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court
In the Matter of Baiba
Opinion No. 24955
Submitted May 26, 1999 - Filed June 14, 1999
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
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
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.