Tuesday, October 16, 2018
A recent order of the Louisiana Supreme Court
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (“ODC”) commenced an investigation into allegations that respondent accepted the legal representation of a husband and wife whose interests were directly adverse to each other, and then, after terminating the legal representation of the husband, filed suit on behalf of the wife against the husband in the same matter. Prior to the filing of formal charges, respondent and the ODC submitted a joint petition for consent discipline. Having reviewed the petition,
IT IS ORDERED that the Petition for Consent Discipline be accepted and that Jeanne Marie Laborde, Louisiana Bar Roll number 24821, be publicly reprimanded. It is further ordered that respondent shall attend the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Ethics School.