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

Recent Decisions From the Louisiana Supreme Court

IN RE TRISHA A. WARD (New Orleans), 2018-OB-1057, (7/3/18):  The Court granted petitioner’s application for reinstatement to the practice of law, subject to a five-year probationary period governed by conditions.


2018-2019 Annual Requirements

LSBA membership dues and registration statements, along with LADB assessments and trust account registration forms, were due on July 1, 2018.

Please note that every attorney licenced to practice law in Louisiana is required to disclose the existance of a trust or escrow account or declare that because of the nature of his or her practice that he or she is not required to maintain such an account.

Those attorneys who fail to update their trust account forms by August 31, 2018 will be assessed a $25.00 delinquency penalty, and will be summarily certified ineligible to practice law pursuant to Rule  XIX, Section 8(D). They will additionally be assessed a $25.00 reinstatement fee pursuant to Rule XIX, Section 8(F).

For those who have not yet completed the requirements:

  • File your Trust Account Registration Form at LADB's website».
  • Manage your Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) account and pay your LSBA Membership Dues and LADB Assessment at LSBA's website».

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