IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI`I
OFFICE OF THE DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, Petitioner,
MELODIE R. WILLIAMS ADUJA, Respondent.
AMENDED ORDER OF SUSPENSION
(By: Moon, C.J., Levinson, Nakayama, Acoba, and Duffy, JJ.)
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Respondent Aduja is suspended from the practice of law in this jurisdiction for a period of three (3) years, effective thirty (30) days after entry of this order, as provided by Rule 2.16(c) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai`i ("RSCH"). Respondent Aduja is reminded that she may not resume the practice of law until she is reinstated by order of this court. See RSCH 2.17(a).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, as a condition of her reinstatement, Respondent Aduja shall (1) take and complete the Practicing Attorneys Liability Management Society's practice management/law office audit program at her own expense, (2) provide restitution to the Hawai`i Justice Foundation in the amount of $2.73, and (3) take and pass the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Examination at her own expense. See RSCH 2.3(d). Respondent Aduja shall also reimburse the Disciplinary Board for the costs associated with this proceeding, as determined by this court after timely submission of a bill of costs. See RSCH 2.3(c).
IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that Respondent Aduja shall, within ten (10) days after the effective date of the suspension order, file with this court an affidavit in full compliance with RSCH 2.16(d).
DATED: Honolulu, Hawai`i,
January 31, 2005.