Louisiana

384 ABA Journal articles on Louisiana.

Woman pleads guilty to using judicial ruse to steal $116K from state supreme court

A Louisiana woman received a suspended sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to stealing $116,000 from the state supreme court while working as a payroll supervisor.

Misty Corb, 38, of…

8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

Former inmate-turned-activist drawn into policymaking
HB 688 ultimately passed with large bipartisan majorities, making Louisiana the first state to “ban the box” for college admissions.
States featuring bipartisan support rally for criminal justice reform
Louisiana is part of a nationwide movement toward justice reinvestment—policies aimed at simultaneously reducing crime and reining in corrections spending, while still holding offenders accountable. Gelb calls those goals “our holy trinity.”
Web 100: Best law blogs
Our inaugural year of the Web 100 list honors 50 blogs (and adds five more to our Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.)
Where the poor face the death penalty without a lawyer

It has become an annual ritual in Louisiana: Nearly every winter, the state’s public defenders run out of money. Last year, 33 of the state’s 42 local indigent defense…

Louisiana high court justice recuses from death penalty case after radio remarks

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Scott Crichton recused himself in a death penalty case after the condemned inmate’s lawyers argued the judge’s remarks in a radio interview suggest bias in capital…

Temporary restraining order puts suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott on hold again

A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order (PDF) that again blocks a six-game suspension imposed against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott by the National…

5th Circuit vacates injunction blocking suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott

An appeals court on Thursday vacated an injunction blocking Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension imposed by the NFL over domestic violence allegations be vacated and remanded the case…

Can a lawyer concede guilt over a client’s objection? Supreme Court to consider constitutional issue

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case of a Louisiana death row inmate who was unable to stop his lawyer from conceding guilt in the inmate’s…

Ex-partner is suspended for false billable claims; he feared leadership position required more hours

A Louisiana lawyer has received a retroactive one-year suspension for claiming billable hours in cases that were never billed to clients, including a failed contingency case.

The Louisiana Supreme Court…

14 percent of law firm billing is not collected, Clio Legal Trends Report says

If you want to get paid faster, get a credit card machine.

That was one of the main takeaways from Clio’s 2017 Legal Trends Report, released on Monday during…

Clio commits $1.1M toward developer fund and app contest

Clio is committing $1.1 million toward a developer fund and app contest to improve legal technology, CEO Jack Newton said Monday at the Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans.

Major product announcement expected at Clio Cloud Conference 2017

Highlighted by a major product announcement by CEO Jack Newton during his planned keynote address, the 2017 Clio Cloud Conference will get underway Monday morning in New Orleans.

The conference,…

Legal aid hotline opens for Hurricane Irma victims

Updated: A legal aid hotline has opened for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida who can’t afford a lawyer.

The hotline number is 866-550-2929, report the Orlando Sentinel and an…

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