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State Supreme Court suspends Big Island lawyer

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The Hawaii Supreme Court has suspended Big Island attorney Carrie Yonemori for three years.

In a statement Friday, the court said the suspension resulted from her failure to provide competent and diligent representation to three clients, her failure to communicate with these clients, and her failure to cooperate in the investigation of these clients’ complaints.

The court cautioned that Yonemori is ineligible to practice law until reinstated by court order.

It says she cannot accept new retainers, clients or legal matters. She must also return paperwork, property and unearned advance fees to her existing clients.

Yonemori was admitted to the state Bar in 1998.

She did not respond to a request for comment.

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