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Lafayette attorney disciplined by SCOLA

Posted at 2:01 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 15:01:58-05

The Supreme Court of Louisiana has approved discipline against a Lafayette attorney.

Aubrey E. Denton was given a year suspension for mismanagement of his client trust account, but that sentence was deferred. The client trust account is the account where attorneys deposit money that belongs to their clients; the rules regarding management are extremely strict in order to protect clients’ money.

In a press release, the Supreme Court states that the Office of Disciplinary Council conducted an investigation and alleged that Denton had mismanaged his trust account.

The Supreme Court ordered that he be suspended from practicing law, but deferred that sentence. If he completes a two-year probation period of successfully, he won’t have to serve the suspension, the release states.