ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING
Gregory Cook, engaged in a conflict of interest. For this
misconduct, we suspended respondent for a period of six
months, with all but thirty days deferred, subject to one
year of unsupervised probation. In re: Cook, 18-1076
(La. 12/5/18), 2018 WL 6390368 ("Cook I").
Respondent did not file a request for a rehearing, and the
order of suspension became final and effective on December
20, 2018. In the instant matter, the Office of Disciplinary
Counsel ("ODC") seeks to make the deferred
suspension executory, based upon allegations that respondent
engaged in the unauthorized practice of law during his
suspension and made false representations in his affidavit
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
February 8, 2019, respondent telephoned the ODC to discuss
his probation. Both during this telephone call and thereafter
in writing, respondent admitted that he regularly engaged in
the practice of law after the effective date of his
has verified numerous actions taken by respondent during his
suspension which constitute the practice of law:
1. On December 20, 2018, respondent appeared and participated
in a pretrial hearing in Evangeline Parish (docket number
2. On December 28, 2018, respondent filed a petition for
damages in Evangeline Parish (docket number 77943).
3. On January 2, 2019, respondent filed a motion to withdraw
and then appeared in court to argue that matter the next day,
January 3, 2019 (docket numbers 03-17-0160, 10-17-0010, and
4. On January 8, 2019, respondent attended and participated
in a status conference in the 19th JDC (docket number
5. On January 22, 2019, respondent filed a motion to withdraw
(docket number 06-17-0353).
6. On January 28, 2019, respondent appeared in the 19th JDC
at a status conference and requested a continuance (docket
7. On January 31, 2019, respondent appeared in the 19th JDC
on a probation revocation matter and asked for a continuance
(docket numbers 01-18-0287 and 07-17-0608).
March 4, 2019, respondent submitted an affidavit pursuant to
Supreme Court Rule XIX, § 23, certifying his full
compliance with the court's suspension ...