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April 2022
NOTA BENE, Latin for "note well." Each month N.B. will feature ethics, professionalism and board developments.

Recent Rules and Decisions

Consent Discipline:

MOTTER, DAVID J. (Metairie), 2021-B-1779 (4/12/22): The Court suspended the respondent for three years, with all but one year and one day deferred, for neglecting legal matters, failing to communicate with clients, failing to promptly refund unearned fees, engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation, and failing to cooperate with ODC’s investigation.

ELWELL, TARA (Lafayette), 2022-B-0390 (4/20/22): The Court suspended the respondent for eighteen months, with all but six months deferred, for charging and failing to account for an excessive legal fee.

CUSIMANO, NICHOLAS, SR. (Chalmette), 2022-B-0270 (4/5/22): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, fully deferred, based upon his arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Permanent Resignation in Lieu of Discipline:

SMITH, MICHAEL ALLEN, JR. (Leesville), 2022-OB-0301 (4/5/22).


Online CLE Anytime

Intellectual Property for the General Practitioner:
1hr General Skills

Bob Chiaviello discusses basic concepts relating to types of intellectual property and provides some considerations for practitioners on how they can help their clients in navigating the world of IP.


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