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February 2021
NOTA BENE, Latin for "note well." Each month N.B. will feature ethics, professionalism and board developments.

ELLI: Path to Wellness

Mental health expert, Ms. Leah Rosa, MAC, NCC, LPC, sat down recently and wrote down some thoughts and suggestions for simple strategies to help lawyers during these challenging times.

Today is Mardi Gras, but like many things it looks very different in 2021. The experience of having to adjust, and readjust and readjust again to the changing world can leave people exhausted.  Mental health professionals are seeing a huge uptick in people reaching out for help, many who have never been in or considered therapy before. There are a lot of people trying to manage mental health challenges on their own and are looking for a few pointers. Making changes that lead to a healthier life or more positive mindset is doable, even with our current challenges.


Recent Rules and Decisions

Consent Discipline:

IN RE CARL BINUS DUKE, JR. (Fredericksburg, TX), 2020-B-01272 (2/17/21): The Court suspended the respondent for two years, with all but one year and one day deferred, based upon his arrest for two alcohol-related incidents.

Permanent Retirement from the Practice of Law:

IN RE KATHY D. UNDERWOOD (Baton Rouge), 2020-OB-01381 (1/26/21).

Reinstatement/Readmission Matters:

IN RE DANIEL E. BECNEL III (Laplace), 2020-OB-01351 (1/26/21): Reinstatement granted.


IN RE JAYMESKI PULLINS-GORHAM (Kenner), 2020-B-00692 (1/26/21): Rehearing denied.



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