Posted: Sep 19, 2013 3:06 PM
Source: Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Veteran Baton Rouge lawyer Bruce A. Craft is permanently barred from practicing law, and state officials say they're seeking his clients with open cases that could number in the hundreds.
The Louisiana Supreme Court accepted Craft's "permanent resignation in lieu of discipline," on Wednesday. That means Craft cannot seek readmission to the practice of law in Louisiana or any other state or jurisdiction, according to the court's order.
The state Office of Disciplinary Counsel investigated numerous complaints of misconduct against Craft. The office's chief counsel, Charles Plattsmier, tells The Advocate he's most concerned about the pending cases.
Plattsmier says state District Chief Judge Trudy White will be asked to appoint other attorneys to locate Craft's affected clients.