The Louisiana Supreme Court continues to address public concerns regarding attorney misconduct. In 1990, Louisiana’s lawyer discipline system became the first in the nation to incorporate the American Bar Association’s Model Rules for Disciplinary Enforcement, the hallmark of which is the use of non-lawyers in the disciplinary process.
The purposes of lawyer discipline proceedings are:
to protect the public
to protect the integrity of the legal system
to ensure the administration of justice
to deter further unethical conduct
to rehabilitate the offending lawyer
to deter unethical behavior by educating other lawyers and the public.
The system is administered by a 14 member statewide Attorney Disciplinary Board, four of whom are public members unaffiliated with the legal profession, assisted by 117 hearing committee members, consisting of 78 attorneys and 39 lay representatives.
LADB is Louisiana’s premier resource for disciplinary case law.
We invite you to explore our site and learn more about the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board.
All complaints regarding attorneys must be received in writing. The complaint form can be downloaded here. (Requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded here.)
Complaints must be sent to:
OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL ('ODC') 4000 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 607 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel can be reached by telephone at: