In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Christopher Ozioma Obasi, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0296223.
R. Stras Associate Justice
Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
has filed a petition for disciplinary action alleging that
respondent Christopher Ozioma Obasi committed professional
misconduct warranting public discipline-namely, practicing
law after being placed on restricted status for failing to
meet continuing legal education requirements. See
Minn. R. Prof. Conduct 3.4(c), 5.5(a).
waives his procedural rights under Rule 14, Rules on Lawyer
Professional Responsibility (RLPR), and unconditionally
admits the allegations in the petition. The parties jointly
recommend that the appropriate discipline is a 30-day
extension of respondent's current suspension and 2 years
of supervised probation.
court has independently reviewed the file and approves the
upon all the files, records, and proceedings herein, IT IS
HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
Respondent Christopher Ozioma Obasi is suspended from the
practice of law for a minimum of 30 days, effective from the
date of this order.
Respondent shall comply with Rule 26, RLPR (requiring notice
of suspension to clients, opposing counsel, and tribunals).
Respondent shall pay $900 in costs pursuant to Rule 24, RLPR.
Respondent shall be eligible for reinstatement to the
practice of law following the expiration of the suspension
period provided that, not less than 15 days before the end of
the suspension period, respondent files with the Clerk of the
Appellate Courts and serves upon the Director an affidavit
establishing that he is current in continuing legal education
requirements, has complied with Rules 24 and 26, RLPR, and
has complied with any other conditions for reinstatement
imposed by the court.
or before August 30, 2016, respondent shall file with the
Clerk of the Appellate Courts and serve upon the Director
proof of successful completion of the written examination
required for admission to the practice of law by the State
Board of Law Examiners on the subject of professional
responsibility. Failure to timely file the required
documentation shall result in automatic re-suspension, as
provided in Rule 18(e)(3), RLPR.
reinstatement to the practice of law, respondent shall be
subject to probation for 2 years, subject to the following
Respondent shall pay or make a payment plan to pay the
sanctions entered against him in Osuorah v. Midland
Funding, LLC. Payment shall be complete by the end of
the period of probation.
Respondent shall cooperate fully with the Director's
Office in its efforts to monitor compliance with this
probation. Respondent shall promptly respond to the
Director's correspondence by its due date. Respondent
shall provide the Director with a current mailing address and
shall immediately notify the Director of any change of
address. Respondent shall cooperate with the Director's
investigation of any allegations of unprofessional conduct
that may come to the Director's attention. Upon the
Director's request, respondent ...