Shreveport attorney suspended following 2016 marijuana, DWI arrest

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Shreveport attorney Sangbahn Youloamour Scere has been suspended following an April 15 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after her 2016 arrest on marijuana and DWI charges.

"[Scere] was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, providing a false identity to an arresting officer and multiple DWIs," the state Supreme Court said in its single-page disciplinary proceeding. "Following the filing of formal charges, [Scere] and the office of disciplinary counsel submitted a joint petition for consent discipline."

The high court accepted the petition for consent discipline and suspended Scere for two years. The court also ordered Scere to pay all costs and expenses, plus legal interest.

Scere, whose law office address is listed in Shreveport, was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 23, 2008, according to her profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website.

Previously working in juvenile, child endangerment, abuse and neglect cases, Scere spent seven years in general criminal and civil law, according to information on her LinkedIn page. She currently is a "practicing social worker and consultant" who uses "skills and experiences learned as an attorney," her LinkedIn page says.

Scere, then 35, was arrested in October 2016 on first offense driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.

In a separate discipline earlier that year, Scere received a fully deferred year-and-a-day suspension and was placed on two years' supervised probation following a January 2016 state Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding. In that matter, the court approved a joint petition for consent discipline reached between Scere and the office of disciplinary counsel over alleged violations of professional conduct rules regarding maintenance of adequate records, commingling and conversion of client funds. Scere also was ordered to pay costs in that discipline.

About a year before, Scere submitted a resume and letter in a failed bid be appointed to a then vacant seat on Caddo Parish Commission.

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