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Lafayette attorney disciplined by SCOLA

Posted at 2:05 PM, Oct 15, 2018

Lafayette attorney Jeanne Marie Laborde has accepted discipline from the state Supreme Court, records show.

Laborde, who according to State Bar Association records practices with the firm of Laborde Earles in Lafayette, worked out a discipline program with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel before a formal complaint was filed, records from the Supreme Court show.

Laborde allegedly “accepted the legal representation of a husband and wife whose interests were directly adverse to each other, and then, after terminating the legal representation of the husband, filed suit on behalf of the wife against the husband in the same matter,” the documents show.

The court accepted the program, and ordered that Laborde be publicly reprimanded and attend the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Ethics School. She also must pay all costs of the matter, the court ordered.