October 17, 2012
The Last Straw
A Louisiana Hearing Committee has recommended that an attorney's conditional bar admission be revoked.
The attorney graduated from law school and passed the bar exam in 2005. He was conditionally admitted on five years probation in 2007. A Baton Rouge attorney was appointed as probation monitor.
In February 2008, the attorney was arrested for domestic abuse. The charges were later withdrawn. The probation monitor was advised of the incident.
In February 2009, the attorney was cited for disturbing the peace. Those charges were also dropped. However, the conditional admission was extended based on the two incidents.
The last straw was a 2012 arrest and subsequent conviction for simple battery.
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel then moved to revoke the conditional admission, based on the criminal conduct and failure to candidly reveal the latest round of arrests and conviction.
The Hearing Committee found "overwhelming" evidence to support revocation. (Mike Frisch)
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