January 12, 2012
Hearing Committee Thinks Most Louisiana Lawyers Could Not Pass Bar Exam
A Louisiana Hearing Committee has recommended that an attorney disbarred in 2003 be reinstated to practice.
The attorney failed to comply with procedural requirements of notification of the disbarment. The committee concluded that the failures did not preclude reinstatement.
Notably, the petitioner stated that he could not pass the bar examination if he was required to do so. The committee's observation:
This Court is aware that most lawyers in Louisiana could not pass the bar exam "today" if they had to.
The committee recommends limitations on practice if reinstatement is granted that include a prohibition on the petitioner from handling personal injury matters, opening his own practice and advertising. (Mike Frisch)
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