Friday, October 2, 2009
The Louisiana Supreme Court granted the conditional admission of an attorney licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois. The problem with admission involved allegations of unauthorized practice when the attorney enrolled pro hac vice in several cases without complying with court rules. The court appointed a commissioner to consider the matter. The commissioner took evidence and heard testimony on a variety of issues and had recommended conditional admission.
The conditions will apply for two years. The admittee must repay student loans as per agreement with a student loan coordinator, perform 200 hours of community service, complete more CLE than is mandatory for all Louisiana lawyers and enter into a formal plan with the Office of Disciplinary Counel. (Mike Frisch)