You Need to Know, 0217 WYBJ, Vol. 40 No. 1. 6


You Need to Know

Vol. 40 No. 1 Pg. 6

Wyoming Bar Journal

February, 2017

news, notes & other items of interest

CALL FOR COMMENTS - Rules for the Client Protection Fund

At its January meeting, the Board of Officers & Commissioners approved distribution of proposed Rules for the Client Protection Fund of the Wyoming State Bar to the membership. The Bar is now seeking comments on these rules. The proposed rules would replace existing rules relating to the Clients' Security Fund.

The purpose of the Client Protection Fund is to promote public confidence in the administration of justice and the integrity of the legal profession by reimbursing losses caused by the dishonest conduct of lawyers licensed or otherwise authorized to practice law in the courts in Wyoming occurring in the course of the lawyer-client relationship.

Visit to download the proposed rules or contact Mark Gifford at (307) 432-2106 or by e-mail at

Comments should be submitted to Mark Gifford, Bar Counsel, by March 17,2017, by mail to P.O. Box 109, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or by e-mail at

Did You Know...?

The Wyoming State Bar sponsored 47 free CLE programs in 2016! These programs offered 58 general CLE credits and 19.5 ethics credits. Members who are interested in learning about the upcoming programs can either check the Bar's website at or subscribe to the CLE listserve.To subscribe to the CLE listserve, simply send an e-mail and put "Wyoming State Bar Sponsored CLE" in the subject line. The Bar is proud of this great member benefit and work is underway for many more programs in 2017!

Get Reimbursed for Expenses Relating to Your Pro Bono Work

The Wyoming State Bar appreciates pro bono services provided by its members. Though there is no statutory or rule provision for reimbursement of such expenses, it is the policy of the Bar to provide limited reimbursement for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. These reimbursements may not cover all actual expenses as the limit per case is $1,000. At the conclusion of the representation, you may file a request...

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