Wednesday, May 14, 2008
A hearing committee in Louisiana has recommended a two-year suspension of an attorney who accepted a bankruptcy matter and abandoned the practice of law. Of particular note is the attorney's attitude toward the bar disciplinary process:
While attempting to serve the Respondent, the Office of the Disciplinary Counsel investigator...spoke with Respondent's wife, who advised the investigator that she had spoken to her husband and that he did not wish to cooperate with the Office of the Disciplinary Counsel and that he would not be meeting with the office. The Respondent's wife also advised that the Respondent no longer wished to be bothered with anything the Office of the Disciplinary Counsel needed from him.