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Public Defenders

Class action lawsuit alleges Louisiana public defender funding system denies right to counsel

Verdicts & Settlements

New Orleans mayor apologizes as city settles police brutality cases from time of Hurricane Katrina


Federal judge who questioned meaning of ‘drop-down menu,’ didn’t instruct jurors is tossed from case


How far can criticism of judges go under ethics rules?

Criminal Justice

Lawyer says he grabbed shotgun from client; he had sought to withdraw from her case

Criminal Justice

Former DA heads to prison Monday for obstruction of justice

Public Defenders

Louisiana courts are so strapped for public defenders, civil attorneys are used for criminal cases

Trials and Litigation

Lobbyist claims that child porn charge was filed to make him cooperate with FBI corruption probe

Health Law

Louisiana can’t withhold Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood, 5th Circuit rules

Criminal Justice

Man shouldn’t have been charged with hate crime for yelling slurs at cops, police department says

Criminal Justice

Louisiana’s PD system is so underfunded that tax lawyers and even a prosecutor handle defense work

Criminal Justice

Lawyer accuses US of ‘ridiculousness’ after acquittal in Gulf oil spill fraud case

Criminal Justice

Baton Rouge gunman was seeking out police, top state cop says

Civil Rights

Justice Department to investigate police shooting of black man in Baton Rouge

Criminal Justice

Lawyer facing felony home invasion charge wants DA off the case; judge who owned the house agrees

Public Defenders

Louisiana governor signs law reallocating money from death penalty appeals to local public defenders

Criminal Justice

Louisiana mom is arrested for whipping kids after they burglarized neighbor’s home

Legal Ethics

Questions about chat with co-defendants keep murder case alive for lawyers after client is acquitted


Judge’s ‘bizarre and disturbing behavior’ entitles med-mal plaintiffs to new trial, La. justice says

Trials & Litigation

Murder trial takes detour after defense lawyers meet at jail with witnesses against their client
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Poll: Which of these captions for the cartoon contest really pops?

Two prisoners watch lawyer walk out of prison.

  • 41.29%
    "He’s not much of a lawyer, but for 40 years he hasn’t forgotten my birthday."
  • 9.01%
    "I asked for help keeping my head up, but I should have been more specific."
  • 49.7%
    "How did the meeting with your attorney go?" "He said these balloons had a better chance of getting me out than he did."