NEW ORLEANS — The revocation of an Addis attorney's conditional admission to the practice of law in Louisiana, granted less than a year ago, was among disciplines handed down recently by the state Supreme Court.
The high court revoked the conditional admission of Ivory Batiste following a petition by the office of disciplinary counsel, according to an order handed down by the Louisiana Supreme Court on Feb. 2. The revocation was effective immediately and Batiste may not re-apply for admission until he "can demonstrate at least a one-year period of sobriety and compliance with the terms and conditions of a contract with the judges and lawyers assistance program," the order said.
Batiste also was ordered to pay all costs associated with the proceedings.
Batiste was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on March 17, 2017, according to Batiste's profile at the Louisiana State Bar website.
In a separate discipline, the state Supreme Court suspended New Orleans attorney Louella P. Givens-Harding on an interim basis, according to an order handed down by the court on Feb. 2.
The court's action followed a petition for interim suspension filed by the office of disciplinary counsel, according to the order. Givens-Harding's suspension was effective immediately, according to the order.
Givens-Harding was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on April 27, 1990, according to her profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website. In September 2013, Givens-Harding was listed as ineligible for unpaid disciplinary dues and state bar dues, according to her state bar profile. In September 2016, Givens-Harding was listed as ineligible for noncompliance with trust account registration requirements.
In another discipline, Baton Rouge James Elwood Moore, Jr's Joint petition for interim suspension, filed with the office of disciplinary counsel, was granted following a Jan. 31 Louisiana Supreme Court order, suspending him on an interim basis pending further court order. Moore’s suspension was effective immediately, according to the order.
Moore was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 16, 1992, according to his profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website.