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New Orleans attorney Hall is voluntarily suspended for practicing while ineligible


By Karen Kidd | Feb 10, 2020

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NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans attorney Nicholas Anderson Hall has been voluntarily suspended following a Jan. 22 state Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations that he practiced law while ineligible to do so.

In its single-page attorney disciplinary proceeding, the Supreme Court suspended Hall for six months, to be followed by a year of unsupervised probation. The probationary period will begin from the date Hall and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel execute a formal probation plan, according to the disciplinary proceeding. The court also ordered Hall to pay all costs and expenses, plus interest, in the disciplinary proceedings against him.

The high court's order followed the beginning of an Office of Disciplinary Counsel investigation into allegations that Hall practiced law while ineligible. Before formal charges were filed, Hall and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel reached a joint petition for consent discipline, which the court accepted.

The order provided no details about Hall's alleged practice of law while ineligible.

Hall was admitted to the bar in Louisiana on Oct. 25, 2012, according to his profile at the Louisiana State Bar Association's website. No prior discipline was listed on his state bar profile or in a search of Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board's online database.

Hall has been ineligible to practice law in Louisiana since late June 2018 because of noncompliance with continuing legal education and trust account registration requirements, in addition to unpaid bar and disciplinary dues, according to his state bar profile.

In addition to his law practice, Hall's LinkedIn page describes the attorney as having three years' experience in analysis, design, development, implementation and support of applications that use Java and J2EE Technologies. Hall, who obtained his law degree from Southern University Law Center, has been a Java Developer since August 2012, about two years longer than he has been an attorney in Louisiana, according to his LinkedIn page.

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