Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended a suspension of three year, with all but a year and a day stayed, for an attorney's multiple ethhics violations in several matters.
One finding was a violation of Rule 8.1 (among other things, candor in bar admission) because the attorney had failed to disclose debts in his 2004 bar application. The matter went undetected at the time of admission but came to light during the bar's investigation.
Practice pointer: There is generally no statute of limitations in bar discipline matters. A concealment in the distant past can still bite whenever it is discovered. (Mike Frisch)