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Other Forms of Disciplinary Procedure: Consent and Reciprocal Discipline

The most recognized form of disciplinary procedure in Louisiana starts with the filing of formal charges by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (“ODC”). ODC will prosecute the charges before a hearing committee of the Board, which will issue a report and recommendation. The Board’s adjudicative committee will conduct an appellate review of the committee’s findings and conclusions, then issue a recommendation to the Louisiana Supreme Court (“the Court”). The Court will review the entire record, along with the recommendations of the committee and Board, then issue a final ruling in the matter. See generally Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XIX, §11.

However, discipline can result from other procedures as well...


Recent Decisions From the Louisiana Supreme Court

IN RE RANDY J. UNGAR (Metairie), 2016-OB-0394, (5/20/16):  The Court reinstated the petitioner to the practice of law.  In 2009, the Court suspended the petitioner for three years for withholding information from his clients in an effort to hide the amount of a settlement and, thereby, charge an excessive fee.  In re Randy J. Ungar, 09-0573 (La. 10/30/09); 25 So. 3d 101.

IN RE JULIE ANN FUSILIER, (Baton Rouge), 2016-B-0016, (5/27/16):  The Court suspended the respondent for eighteen months based upon her arrest for felony theft and burglary of an inhabited dwelling.


Consent & Reciprocal Discipline Orders


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