On Wednesday, January 10, 2024, the Louisiana Supreme Court accepted the permanent resignation of Benji J. Istre from the practice of law. Mr. Istre agreed to cease practicing law to avoid being disbarred by the state Supreme Court.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Benji J. Istre,” with case no. 2023-OB-01432.

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel had filed formal charges against Mr. Istre alleging serious misconduct, including neglecting client matters, failing to communicate with clients, and failing to cooperate in a disciplinary investigation. In response to these charges, Mr. Istre sought to permanently resign instead of undergoing further disciplinary action.

The Court’s order granted Mr. Istre’s request for resignation, permanently prohibiting him from practicing law in Louisiana or any other jurisdiction in which he is admitted. He will not be eligible to seek readmission to the Louisiana Bar or admission in any other jurisdiction.

According to martindale.com, Mr. Istre attended the Louisiana State University, graduating in 2001. He acquired his law license in Louisiana in the same year.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.