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April 2020
NOTA BENE, Latin for "note well." Each month N.B. will feature ethics, professionalism and board developments.

Law Practice News

Deadlines Extended:  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, deadlines for filings due to the Board and its Hearing Committees have been extended to May 4, 2020.
See order.

Registration Statement, Disciplinary Assessment and Bar Dues:  The Louisiana Supreme Court and the LSBA have extended the deadline for payment of LSBA dues and the LADB assessment, and the filing of the Attorney Registration Statement from July 1 to  August 1, 2020.
See order.  

Emeritus Status:  On April 9, 2020, the Louisiana Supreme Court amended La. S. Ct. Rule XVIII to create an emeritus status for lawyers.
See order.

For the most up-to-date orders visit the websites of the Louisiana Supreme Court and the LADB.

Did You Know?

Every lawyer in Louisiana should know how the attorney discipline system works. Last summer, Board Member and former long-time Hearing Committee member Melissa L. Theriot gave a presentation in Lafayette sharing information about the disciplinary rules and procedures and her own insights into the Louisiana attorney discipline system.

Missy’s full presentation was captured on film and is available for MCLE credit. To obtain .5 hours of free MCLE credit, please click here and sign in to watch the full-length video.

Recent Rules and Decisions

IN RE CALEB KENT AGUILLARD (Eunice), 2017-B-02155 (4/3/2020): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, fully deferred, for misusing his client trust account, neglecting his clients’ legal matters, failing to communicate with his clients, and failing to refund approximately $15,000 in unearned attorney’s fees to his clients.

IN RE GEORGE A. FLOURNOY (Alexandria), 2019-B-01479 (4/3/2020): The Court suspended the respondent for one year, with all but thirty days deferred, for directing his secretary to improperly notarize a document and for disobeying the orders of a trial court.


IN RE DAVID GARDNER DEBLIEUX (Baton Rouge), 2019-B-01515 (4/9/20): Rehearing denied.

IN RE DONALD R. DOBBINS (Baton Rouge), 2019-B-01346 (4/9/20): Rehearing denied.


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