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

Reminder- New On-Demand CLEs

“Employment Law Update: President Trump and What the Future Holds” - Ed Harold


This interesting  presentation by Ed Harold explores anticipated regulatory changes and covers a range of topics such as immigration, overtime pay, disability accommodations, the gender wage gap and LGBT protections, among others.  Recorded live from LADB's CLE in Kenner in September, 2017.

"Professionalism & Technology"
A Panel Discussion


A panel of five practitioners discusses available technologies that can be utilized in today’s modern law practice and provides suggestions for improving communications, recordkeeping and managing tasks, all against a backdrop of duties owed under the Code of Professionalism.

Courses are available on-demand for one hour of CLE credit each.

Recent Decisions From the Louisiana Supreme Court

IN RE WAYNE E. GARRETT (New Orleans), 2017-B-1460, (11/17/17):  The Court suspended the respondent for six months, fully deferred, based upon his failure to timely pay a third-party provider and for mishandling his client trust account.

Deemed Admitted Matters (Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XIX, Section 11(E)(3)):

IN RE KENNETH MICHAEL WAGUESPACK, JR (Marrero), 2017-B-1468, (11/13/17): The Court permanently disbarred the respondent for neglecting legal matters, failing to communicate with clients, repeatedly misusing his trust account, converting client and third-party funds, and failing to cooperate with the ODC.

Consent Discipline:

IN RE RICHARD C. TEISSIER (New Orleans), 2017-B-1559, (10/27/17): The Court disbarred the respondent for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, accepting legal fees from clients and failing to complete the legal matters for which he had been retained, and engaging in deceitful and dishonest conduct and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

IN RE KIRK ANTHONY WILLIAMS (Baker), 2017-B-1568, (10/27/17): The Court publicly reprimanded the respondent for mishandling his client trust account.

IN RE JOHN THOMAS FULLER IV (New Orleans), 2017-B-1668, (11/06/17): The Court publicly reprimanded the respondent for communicating with two persons known to be represented by counsel about the subject of the representation and without the consent of their counsel.

Reciprocal Discipline:

IN RE EVERETT H. MECHEM (Atlanta, GA), 2017-B-1390, (10/27/17): The Court disbarred the respondent based upon the order of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

IN RE ERICA MAY LOTZ (Franklin, TN), 2017-B-1431, (10/27/17): The Court publicly reprimanded the respondent based upon the order of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

Reinstatement/Readmission Matters:

IN RE J. MICHAEL CUTSHAW (Baton Rouge), 2017-OB-1435, (11/13/17): The Court denied the petition for reinstatement filed by Mr. Cutshaw, allowing him to reapply upon a showing that he has complied with any and all recommendations made to him by JLAP.

IN RE RAMSEY T. MARCELLO (New Orleans), 2017-OB-1436, (11/17/17): The Court denied the petition for readmission filed by Mr. Marcello, allowing him to reapply upon showing full compliance with the Court’s November 16, 2011 order. See In re Marcello, 11-OB-1539 (11/16/11).


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