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482 ABA Journal Louisiana articles.

Law firm sues associate for alleged breach of employment contract

Recruiters are questioning the wisdom of a Louisiana law firm’s decision to sue an associate for allegedly breaching an employment contract that requires three years of employment.

The associate, Jane…

Drunken taxi incident leads to lawyer’s suspension; she was a former radio host

A New Orleans lawyer has been suspended from law practice after convictions stemming from alleged drunken sexual advances on a taxi driver.

The Louisiana Supreme Court suspended lawyer Jennifer Gaubert…

SCOTUS blocks Louisiana law limiting access to abortions

Louisiana cannot implement a restrictive law that opponents say would have left only one doctor eligible to provide abortions in the state, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Lawyer is suspended after conviction for chest bumping a prosecutor

A Louisiana lawyer has been suspended from law practice following a battery conviction for chest bumping a district attorney in a judge’s chambers.

The Supreme Court of Louisiana suspended lawyer…

Will Supreme Court allow restrictive abortion law to take effect? Some look for clue to Roe viability

The fight over abortion rights has returned to the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices consider an emergency petition to temporarily block a restrictive Louisiana abortion law from taking effect.

Saints fans file suits over bad call in game against Rams; can NFL order a do-over?

New Orleans Saints ticket holders filed two lawsuits Tuesday over a failure to call a pass interference or roughness penalty against a Los Angeles Rams player in the NFC Championship…

Former prosecutor’s disbarment for anonymous online posts is lesson for other lawyers, court says

A former federal prosecutor has been disbarred for posting anonymous online comments about cases being handled by himself or by his office.

The Louisiana Supreme Court ordered the disbarment of…

Several states pass laws authorizing ‘In God We Trust’ motto in schools and other public buildings

Public schools could provide a new legal battleground on religion in public venues as more states pass laws authorizing the posting of “In God We Trust” in public schools.


Source of Solace: Off the bench, federal judge dedicates time to helping others

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey co-founded SOLACE more than 15 years ago. Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel—All Concern Encouraged members try to help fellow members of the legal community and their families in times of need.

Supreme Court returns conservation battle over dusky gopher frog to 5th Circuit appeals court

A challenge to the government’s critical habitat designation for the endangered dusky gopher frog is going back to a federal appeals court for another round.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled…

Ballot measures give felons the right to vote, overturn Jim Crow-era jury law and legalize marijuana

Beyond the fight for Congress, voters across the country were presented with major criminal justice reform initiatives on Tuesday's ballot.

Will abortion controversies get Supreme Court hearing? Planned Parenthood funding cases await action

Several abortion cases working their way through the courts could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, although it’s unclear whether the court will want to take up the politically…

Clio acquires Lexicata, launches customer relationship product Clio Grow

Clio has acquired Lexicata, a cloud-based client intake and management tool, and is launching Clio Grow, a customer relationship management feature.

The announcement was made Thursday morning by Clio CEO…

Clio Cloud Conference 2018 returns to New Orleans with a new software competition

Celebrating 10 years in business, the Clio Cloud Conference will bring lawyers and technologists to New Orleans this week.

The conference, which takes place Thursday and Friday at the…

Are free speech and academic freedom under assault at colleges and universities?

Many see the case of Teresa Buchanan at Louisiana State University as emblematic of the precarious state of academic freedom for college and university professors. Others view the case as an example of the perils of applying a categorical rule to limit professorial speech.

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