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December 2022
NOTA BENE, Latin for "note well." Each month N.B. will feature ethics, professionalism and board developments.

Thank You For Your Service!

Pictured Above: Dr. Pierre accepts the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Certificate of Appreciation from Justice Crichton.

Dr. Markey W. Pierre was appointed to the Board as a public member in 2017 and has served two terms on the Board. A resident of Shreveport, Dr. Pierre was highlighted in a prior edition of Nota Bene

Also ending her service to the Board this month is attorney and current Board Chair, Danna E. Schwab. Ms. Schwab lives and works in Houma and was appointed to the Board in 2017 after serving as a hearing committee member from 2015-2016.

Ms. Schwab and Dr. Pierre have admirably served the Court, the LADB, the members of the legal profession and, most importantly, the citizens of the State of Louisiana. As their service comes to an end, the LADB extends its sincere gratitude for their dedication and leadership.

Pictured Below: Current Board member Erica Rose, outgoing Board member Markey Pierre and current Board member Valerie Fields, pictured at the Supreme Court after Dr. Pierre was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at a ceremony held at the Louisiana Supreme Court on December 6, 2022. Ms. Schwab was unable to attend the ceremony. Photos courtesy of the LASC.

Recent Rules and Decisions

IN RE DANMINH QUY MUI (New Orleans), 2022-B-1305 (12-06-22): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, with all but 30 days deferred, based on his arrest for driving while intoxicated. The factual allegations in the formal charges were deemed admitted pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XIX, §11(E)(3).

IN RE RICHARD L. ROOT (New Orleans), 2022-B-0954 (12-09-22): The Court suspended respondent for six months, with all but 30 days deferred, for filing a lawsuit in Illinois using another attorney’s bar number and electronic signature without the attorney’s knowledge or consent.

IN RE RICHMOND C. ODOM (West Monroe), 2022-B-0783 (12-09-22): The Court suspended the respondent for three years for failing to safeguard the property of third persons and failing to supervise his non-lawyer assistant.

Consent Discipline:

IN RE HESTER R. GLOSTON-HILLIARD (Metairie), 2022-B-1538 (12-06-22): The Court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, fully deferred, subject to respondent’s successful completion of a two-year period of supervised probation governed by the conditions set forth in the Petition for Consent Discipline.  The sanction was based on respondent’s neglect of legal matters, failure to communicate with clients, and mismanagement of her client trust account.

Reinstatement/Readmission Matters:

IN RE JAMES CASEY FOS (Covington), 2022-OB-1527 (12-06-22): Reinstatement granted.


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