November 18, 2009
Multiple Failures Raise Fitness To Practice Issue
An attorney failed to attend four scheduled bankruptcy hearings. As a result, the matters were dismissed. The attorney then failed to attend the ensuring sanctions hearing. As a result, fines were imposed and the attorney was barred from practice before the tribunal. The attorney ignored the sanctions and failed to pay the fines.
Disciplinary charges were brought. The attorney failed to participate and thus defaulted on the charges. A Louisiana hearing committee found the misconduct and has recommended a suspension for a year and a day. If the recommendation is followed, the attorney will be required to petition for reinstatement. (Mike Frisch)
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