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Attorneys -Discipline – Public Reprimand – Real Property – Trust Account – Insufficient Funds

Where a check was presented against insufficient funds on respondent’s real estate trust account (respondent forgot to tell his office manager to make a deposit when respondent was out of town, resulting in a disbursement before deposit), and where respondent did not reconcile his trust account as required by Rule 1.15, RPC, respondent violated not only Rule 1.15, but also Rule 407 and 417, SCACR.

Respondent is publicly reprimanded. Respondent shall pay the costs of the investigation and prosecution of this matter. He shall also complete Legal Ethics and Practice Program Trust Account School and Law Office Management School. Finally, for the next two years, respondent shall submit his monthly bank statement, reconciliation report, and trial balance report for his trust account to the Commission.

In re Pyatt (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-101-18, 2 pp.) (Per Curiam) John Nichols and Kelly Arnold for Office of Disciplinary Counsel; William Levern Pyatt, pro se. S.C. S. Ct.

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