June 25, 2012
The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered a fully-deferred suspension of a year and a day of an attorney who had overdrawn her trust account.
The account was overdrawn by $186.54 when the attorney wrote a $250 check to a client. There were funds avaiable when the check was written, but the client delayed presenting it for awhile. tHe bank honored the check and the attorney made a deposit into the account to cover it.
The account had other issues. The attorney wrote a $93 check for a divorce filing without getting the matching funds. Her husband had inadvertantly used a truct account debit card to pay his cell phone bill. (Mike Frisch)
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