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News & Announcements: 2013-12

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December 16, 2013
Pursuant to a majority vote of the active judges of this court; IT IS ORDERED that Rule 9.1 et seq of the Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana are hereby amended as follows: 9. Post-Discipline Procedures 9.1. Payment of Fees and Costs 9.1.1. Fees of Prosecution Counsel. On completion of his/her services in any disciplinary or other matter under these Rules, counsel designated by the Lawyer Disciplinary Committee to prosecute any disciplinary action may file a motion with the clerk of court seeking an award of reasonable fees and costs, to be paid from the court’s Disciplinary Enforcement Fund Attorneys' Registration and Disciplinary Fund. In awarding fees, the court must apply the hourly rates applicable to lawyers representing indigent defendants in the court. 9.1.2. Assessment of Fees and Costs. The court may assess attorney’s fees and costs of any disciplinary proceeding against the respondent. The respondent must remit any such funds to the clerk of court per Rule 11(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. for deposit into the court’s Disciplinary Enforcement Fund. New Orleans, Louisiana this 16th day of December 2013. Full Page View
December 11, 2013
  Effective February 1, 2014, the Clerk's Office will no longer accept credit card payments for restitution obligations. Restitution payments must be made by cash, check or money order only.