A Columbus Monthly investigation sheds light on a respected Columbus law professor's misconduct, which "may be his last, most memorable act as an attorney." The story details how Louis Bernard LaCour, a church leader and a prominent member of the black community, has collected fees from local residents for five years after their case against the Georgia-Pacific had been dismissed. The report looks at several other cases in Ohio, involving theft of client funds or client neglect, and explains the disciplinary process against such types of misconduct. According to some estimates cited in the analysis, 20 percent of all attroneys and judges suffer from alcoholism and other drug dependencies.
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