Case Caption: In re Kenth W. Rogers; Aubrey Walters v. Elvira WaltersCase Number: S. Ct. Civ. No. 2010-0040, S. Ct. Civ. No. 2010-0080, S. Ct. BA. No. 2011-0159Date: 03/16/2012Author: Per CuriamCitation: Summary:

In proceedings relating to a member of the Virgin Islands Bar who was administratively suspended for non-compliance with continuing legal education requirements, the attorney failed to comply with multiple orders issued by this Court, including orders to show cause relating to actions and necessary payments in a civil client matter and a mandamus petition commenced by the attorney himself. The attorney also filed repeated motions for reinstatement to the Virgin Islands Bar, which contained numerous deficiencies, including a failure to pay the required $200 reinstatement fee, and he again failed to comply with an order to show cause requiring payment and submission of necessary information. The orders directed to the attorney in these proceedings were clear and unambiguous, proof of his noncompliance is clear and convincing, and he did not diligently attempt to comply in a reasonable manner. His actions in both the client matter and in his own mandamus proceeding warrant a civil contempt sanction. The attorney is held in civil contempt, and a fine of $300 is imposed as the sanction for his contempt with respect to all three of the matters before the Court, which shall be paid within 30 days of the date of this Opinion.

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