Jennifer C. Voss, Esquire (Chair) Skadden Arps Slate Meagher
& Flom LLP
Patricia Bartley Schwartz Disciplinary Counsel
COUNSEL FOR RESPONDENT Charles Slanina, Esquire Finger &
L. VALIHURA, JUSTICE
13th day of September 2018, the Court has
considered the attached Affidavit of Voluntary Compliance
submitted by Patience Moyo, which has been reviewed and duly
approved by the Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law and
the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. In accordance with Rule
14 of the Rules of the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Subcommittee of the Board on Professional Responsibility, and
for good cause shown, the Court hereby approves the Affidavit
of Voluntary Compliance and the stipulations contained
OF VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE
the Board on Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court
of the State of Delaware pursuant to Rule 5(a) of the Rules
of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Subcommittee of the Board
on Professional Responsibility (the "UPL
Rules"'), has directed the Office of Disciplinary
Counsel (the '"ODC") to investigate and
formulate recommendations with regard to certain activities
in the State of Delaware by Patience Moyo (the
Respondent passed the Delaware Bar Examination in 2016 but
has not been admitted to the Delaware bar; and
Respondent is not now nor has she ever been a member of the
Bar of any jurisdiction in the United States.
in April 2015. Respondent represented herself to Ms. Joyce
Ofori, a Delaware resident, as someone who could file
citizenship papers on her behalf. Respondent accepted SI, 450
from Ms. Ofori as the fee for filing the papers. Respondent
did not file any paperwork for Ms. Ofori.
sometime before January 2017, Respondent represented herself
to Ms. Emilia Manu-Gyan, a Delaware resident, as someone who
could perform legal work on her behalf. Respondent accepted
$3, 000 from Ms. Manu-Gyan as a fee for the legal work.
Respondent did not File any paperwork, for Ms. Manu-Gyan.
in January 2017, while employed by the law firm Weik, Nitsche
& Dougherty, under false pretenses Respondent had the
firm issue a check in the amount of $3, 000, made payable to
Ms. Manu-Gyan. Respondent provided the firm a W-9 on which
she had forged the signature of Ms. Manu-Gyan.
on May 15, 2017, a grand jury indicted Respondent with Theft
over $1, 500, and two counts of forgery. On August 24, 2017,
Respondent pled guilty to ...