Pursuant to the inherent, plenary and Constitutional authority of the Louisiana Supreme Court to regulate the practice of law, and in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, every attorney licensed to and engaged in the practice law in Louisiana is required to disclose the existence of a trust or escrow account (or declare that because of the nature of his/her practice thathe/she is not required to maintain such an account). Every attorney who maintains a trust or escrow account as required by the Rules of Professional Conduct is required to maintain such account with a federally insured financial institution with whom the attorney has executed an agreement which authorizes the financial institution to provide written or electronic notification to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of any account overdraft.

2020 Annual Requirements:

Pursuant to La. Sup. Ct. Rule XIX, Sec. 8, and the Order of the Louisiana Supreme Court dated April 9, 2020, extending the deadline, every licensed Louisiana attorney was required to file trust account information with this office by August 1, 2020. If you have not completed your Trust Account Disclosure and Overdraft Authorization Form, please do so now.

Submit your trust account information by the close of business on September 9, 2020, to avoid the $25.00 delinquency penalty. To avoid being certified as ineligible, submit your trust account information no later than the close of business on Monday, October 19, 2020. If you are certified as ineligible, a reinstatement fee of $25.00, in addition to the delinquency penalty, will apply.

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