State Bar Court of California suspends Sausalito attorney Juliet Monique Oberding for allegedly violating terms of previous suspension

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Attorney Oberding was given a small 30 day suspension and a one year probation follow up. She has refused to meet the requirements of her probation. Fine - your suspended and not allowed to practice law in California.

State Bar Court of California suspends Sausalito attorney Juliet Monique Oberding for allegedly violating terms of previous suspension

LOS ANGELES – The State Bar Court of California recently suspended Juliet Monique Oberding, a Sausalito attorney, for failing to comply with the conditions of a 2015 suspension order.

According to the December 27 decision Oberding was placed on a 30-day suspension and one-year probationary period on Nov. 19, 2015 for failing to competently perform legal services for her client. According to court documents, the attorney was hired in March 2012 to file a trademark business application for the client’s company name and logo. For this service, Oberding was paid of $1,150.

From March 2012 to March 2014, the client reached out several times to check the status of her filing. Unbeknownst to the client, Oberding had not filed the paperwork until March 30, 2014. Despite this, Oberding repeatedly assured her client that the claim was still being processed, according to the June 18, 2015 ruling by the State Bar.

As part of the attorney’s suspension, she was ordered to adhere to several terms set forth by the California State Bar Court, including paying for court costs, filing quarterly reports with the California State Bar’s Office of Probation, alerting the state bar to any changes in her professional or personal situation and attend ethics school. In addition, the attorney was ordered to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).

Oberding was informed that failure to meet any of the requirements could result in an additional one-year suspension without a hearing. The attorney did not pass the MPRE and was suspended indefinitely until she could provide proof of passing the exam.

The Marin County attorney has been a member of the California State Bar since 1989. She is a graduate of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and has no disciplinary record prior to 2015.

Source: Northern California Report

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Juliet Monique Oberding - #144776

Current Status:  Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)

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Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 144776    
Address: 120 Lincoln Dr
Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone Number: (415) 448-7627
Fax Number: Not Available
Email: Not Available 
County: Marin Undergraduate School: Univ of Redlands; Redlands CA
District: District 1    
Sections: None Law School: McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA
7/1/2016 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
2/10/2016 Active  
7/1/2015 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
12/18/1989 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Effective Date Description Case Number Resulting Status
12/27/2016 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 14-O-05179 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
11/19/2015 Discipline w/actual suspension 14-O-05179 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

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Administrative Actions
Effective Date Description Case Number Resulting Status
9/1/2017 Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance   Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
7/1/2016 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees   Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
7/1/2015 Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees   Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

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Effective Date Case Number Description
12/27/2016 14-O-5179 MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]
11/19/2015 14-O-5179 Stipulation [PDF]
Pending 17-O-1375 Stipulation [PDF]

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November 19, 2015

JULIET MONIQUE OBERDING [#144776], 54, of Sausalito, was suspended from the practice of law for 30 days and ordered to take the MPRE. She was also placed on one year of probation and faces a one-year suspension if she does not comply with the terms of her disciplinary probation. The order took effect Nov. 19, 2015.

Oberding intentionally failed to file a client’s trademark application for two years but repeatedly told her the application was being processed. In mitigation, she had no prior record of discipline and entered into a pretrial stipulation with the State Bar.