Louisiana Supreme Court Review (Overview)

Suspension, disbarment, and permanent disbarment can be ordered only by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Therefore, if the Disciplinary Board determines that suspension, disbarment, or permanent disbarment should be imposed, it must submit a written recommendation to the Louisiana Supreme Court for review.

Upon receiving the Board’s written recommendation, the Supreme Court may hear oral argument on the matter. After the matter is taken under advisement, the Court will issue the final order disciplining the attorney or determining that no discipline is required.