Wednesday, September 10, 2008

No Violation

The Louisiana Attorney Discipline Board has dismissed misconduct charges against an attorney who has practiced law for over 50 years without prior discipline. The attorney hired a law graduate who had passed the bar but was not yet admitted. He was accused of aiding unauthorized practice and improper fee sharing with a non-lawyer. The board majority found that the law grad had functioned as a paralegal and that the payment arrangement was that of an independant contractor rather than a fee sharing arrangement. A dissent would find the violations and impose a period of suspension. (Mike Frisch)

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