Thursday, May 3, 2012

"It Happens"

We reported on a Louisiana bar discipline case in January 2010:

The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended a fully-deferred suspension of three months and one year probation of an attorney convicted of trespassing on public school grounds and resisting arrest. The incident had taken place prior to her admission to practice and involved her child's school, where she was considered to be "disruptive or interfering with [school staff]..." The attorney had violated the condition of her criminal probation after bar admission and served a brief period of incarceration.

The court imposed a suspension of a year and a day, stayed in favor of probation.

An update: the Board has now recommended that the probation imposed by the Supreme Court be revoked. The attorney was found to have shoplifted from Target and failed to appear for two civil court matters in which she was a defendant.

The explanation for the failures to appear? A flat tire and "it happens."

The board recommends that the attorney serve the year and a day suspension. (Mike Frisch)

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