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2000 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 599-0319

  DECEMBER 14, 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. announced today that the Final Report of the Committee to Study Permanent Disbarment has been posted on the Louisiana Supreme Court web site at www.lasc.org . The report will be posted through January 14, 2001, and interested citizens are invited to comment.

"The Committee was directed to study and make recommendations to the Court concerning the issue of permanent disbarment. The Committee's principal recommendation is to amend the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement to allow the Court to permanently disbar lawyers for particularly egregious acts of misconduct," Chief Justice Calogero said.

Justices Catherine D. "Kitty" Kimball and Jeanette T. Knoll co-chaired the thirteen member committee which included: Father M. Jeffery Bayhi; John G. Beckwith, Sr.; Ashley L. Belleau; Kim M. Boyle; Catherine G. Brame; Melissa Buckhalter; A. Edward Hardin; T. Haller Jackson, III; Ann E. Lowery; Michael W. McKay; Alex W. Rankin; Thomas W. Sanders; and John G. Swift.

Comments may be e-mailed to comments@lasc.org or mailed to Tim Averill, Deputy Judicial Administrator/General Counsel, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1555 Poydras Street, Suite 1540, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112.

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