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

Louisiana Supreme Court Extends Attorney Registration Deadline

On September 9, 2021, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an Order extending the deadline for attorneys to comply with notices of delinquency for failure to complete annual registration by 30 days.  This extension allows attorneys to now comply with registration requirements and trust account reporting, as set forth in Supreme Court Rule XIX, Section 8D, by September 30, 2021.  Attorneys who are unable to meet this extended deadline due to hardships caused by Hurricane Ida may be granted additional relief on a case-by-case basis.

Board Extends Filing Deadlines

Board Extends Filing Deadlines:  Due to the ongoing disruption caused by Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Nicholas, and considering the Order of the Supreme Court of Louisiana dated September 17, 2021, and Proclamation Numbers 173 JBE 2021, 165 JBE 2021 and 170 JBE 2021 issued by Governor John Bel Edwards, all filings which were or are due August 30, 2021 through September 24, 2021 shall be considered timely if filed no later than September 27, 2021.  Parties unable to meet this deadline due to Hurricane Ida or Tropical Storm Nicholas may submit motions for extensions of time, supported by appropriate documentation and argument.  See Board Order.

Why a year and a day?

You may have read attorney discipline cases in which a suspension for a year and a day has been imposed by the Court. What is the significance of that “extra” day?

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