If the parties do not file objections to a hearing committee report, the disciplinary matter proceeds directly to the Louisiana Supreme Court for review. In matters in which the Board determines to dismiss formal charges or issue a public reprimand, the Court will review the Board’s determination only on appeal. The Court must review a Board recommendation to suspend, disbar or permanently disbar.
If the parties file no objections to the findings and recommendation of the hearing committee or Board, the Court may enter an order based on the recommended discipline with written reasons which may be summary in nature. The Court may, however, require briefs and/or oral argument. In the event objections to the Board’s report and recommendation are filed, the matter shall be assigned for oral argument and notice will be sent to the parties.
After the matter is taken under advisement, the Court will issue a final order of discipline or dismissal.