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.