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Path to Wellness

In this first of a two-part series, Ms. Leah Rosa, MAC, NCC, LPC, addresses the topic of Attorney Mental Health: Moving from Surviving to Thriving. This month, Leah provides statistical information regarding depression, anxiety and substance use within the legal profession and the impact of lawyer mental health issues on individual attorneys and the profession as a whole.

Leah Rosa is a native New Orleanian with a passion for helping others. She earned a Masters of Health Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from LSU Health Science Center in 2000 and has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years. She holds certifications as a Master Addiction Counselor, is a Nationally Certified Counselor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Louisiana and Texas.

Leah previously served as the Clinical Director of the Louisiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP), where she provided clinical oversight to all JLAP programs.

She currently works in her private practice, Leah Rosa Counseling and BrainCore NOLA providing counseling, consulting and neurofeedback services. In addition, she is the Clinical Partner for Assurance Recovery Monitoring providing drug screening and post-treatment monitoring.

Recent Rules and Decisions

IN RE MICHAEL T. BELL (Baton Rouge), 2019-B-1345 (11/5/2019): The Court disbarred the respondent for settling a case without client authorization, charging interest on money that he loaned to a client, converting client funds, failing to cooperate with the ODC in an investigation, and providing false statements to the ODC.

IN RE QUIANA MARIE HUNT (Metairie), 2019-B-1412 (11/12/19): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, fully deferred, for mishandling her client trust account and failing to cooperate with ODC in its investigation.

IN RE DANIEL G. ABEL (Metairie), 2019-B-1420 (11/19/19): The Court permanently disbarred the respondent for converting client funds, engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, and making false statements impugning the character and integrity of judges without a factual or legal basis to do so.

IN RE SALLY HARRISON LONGMIRE HINGEL (New Orleans), 2019-B-1459 (11/19/19): The Court disbarred the respondent for failing to perform any services for a client, misleading a client about the status of her case, soliciting and purchasing prescription medication from a client, and failing to cooperate with the ODC in an investigation.

IN RE AUDREY MELISSA LAMB (Baton Rouge), 2019-B-1460 (11/19/19): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, fully deferred, based upon her arrest for DWI and possession of marijuana.

Consent Discipline:

IN RE DOUGLAS L. UZEE, JR. (Marrero), 2019-B-1474 (11/5/19): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, with all but sixty days deferred, for failing to cooperate with ODC’s investigation of three complaints filed against him.

IN RE CHARLES MARVIN BRADSHAW II (Shreveport), 2019-B-1513 (11/5/19): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, fully deferred, based upon his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

IN RE RUSTY J. SAVOIE (Covington), 2019-B-1442 (11/5/19): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, with all but ninety days deferred, for mismanaging his client trust account.


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

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