LASC Amends Procedural Rules Governing Disciplinary Matters

Effective January 5, 2010, the Louisiana Supreme Court amended certain procedural rules governing Louisiana lawyer disciplinary proceedings. More particularly, the court amended LASC Rule 19, section 18(B) as follows:

  1. To prohibit dispositive motions by the respondent “such as those seeking summary judgment or dismissal prior to completion of the evidintiary record on both charges and defenses”; and,
  2. To provide that the “[n]o provision of the Louisiana Code of Evidence shall prevent the introduction of sworn testimony from administrative proceedings, civil or criminal trials, or hearings of a contradictory nature where the respondent has cross-examined or had the opportunity to cross-examine the witness whose testimony is sought to be introduced.”
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