Monday, August 26, 2013

Points for Candor

If you are a suspended or disbarred attorney, I respectfully suggest that you not testify as follows at the hearing on your petition:

I don't have any witnesses and I'm not really here to convince you all that I'm ready to practice law. To be totally honest with you, I don't know - well, since you've asked me, I don't think I could practice law like I did before anyway. I'm physically not capable of it. And that's not an out or I'm not trying to be a cry baby or anything. It's a fact. And I don'y know where I'm headed with that, but I know that this thing has to be drawn to a conclusion. Something has to be done and here.

The petitioner also conceded that he failed to honor a contract with the bar's counseling program.

A unanimous Louisiana Hearing Committee recommended that the reinstatement petition be denied. (Mike Frisch)

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