LOS ANGELES — The State Bar Court of California recently placed Shelly Ann Donachie, a Vacaville attorney, on an administrative suspension for allegedly failing to adhere to the terms of a prior suspension order.
According to the November 7 decision, the attorney’s suspension stems from her failure to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE). The attorney’s suspension will be in effect until she is able to provide proof of passing the exam.
The attorney was previously suspended on Feb. 21, 2015 for failing to complete the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) hours required to keep her license in good standing. The year-long suspension came with several conditions and requirements, including a one-year probation upon reinstatement to the California State Bar.
Along with incurring all of the court costs and fees, Donachie needed to inform her current clients and apposing counsel of her status, and she needed to submit a signed affidavit proving she had done so to the state bar’s Office of Probation. Quarterly reports also were to be submitted to the Office of Probation, and the attorney was ordered to complete ethics school and pass the MPRE.
At the time of reporting, the attorney still has not submitted proof of passing the exam.
Donachie is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Law in Davis. She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1998 and had one prior instance of discipline. In November 2013, she was suspended for failing to comply with the MCLE requirements of her license.