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In re Butler

Supreme Court of Louisiana

January 10, 2014

IN RE: ALICIA JOHNSON BUTLER

OPINION

[13-2632 La. 1] ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

PER CURIAM

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (" ODC" ) commenced an investigation into allegations that respondent failed to promptly notify a third party of receipt of funds in which the third party had an interest, failed to hold those funds separate from her personal funds, and misinformed a federal court of the correct amount of a reimbursement owed to her following the settlement of her client's case. Following the filing of formal charges, respondent and the ODC submitted a joint petition for consent discipline. Having reviewed the petition,

IT IS ORDERED that the Petition for Consent Discipline be accepted and that Alicia Johnson Butler, Louisiana Bar Roll number 26613, be suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months. This suspension shall be deferred in its entirety, subject to respondent's successful completion of a one-year period of supervised probation. During the probationary period, respondent shall attend the Louisiana State Bar Association's Ethics School. The probationary period shall commence from the date respondent, the probation monitor, and the ODC execute a formal probation plan. Any failure of respondent to comply with the conditions of probation, or any misconduct during the probationary period, may be grounds for making the

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deferred suspension executory, or imposing additional discipline, as appropriate.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all costs and expenses in the matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, § 10.1, with legal [13-2632 La. 2] interest to commence thirty days from the date of finality of this court's judgment until paid.


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