When judges are removed from office

We’ve commented a few times about attorneys who run afoul of the disciplinary process. It is not as well known, but judges also have to consider their actions and the result of how they conduct their personal and professional lives. Take, for example, a lawyer...

Tat-2 and the venue fight

The reality TV show Tat-2 the Bounty Hunter went to court recently where the issue of venue was litigated, or almost litigated. On April 12, 2012, Tat-2 arrested a suspect at the suspect’s home in Jefferson Parish. The full television crew was there to record...

Why your 1040 will be harder

Your taxes are going to be a bigger pain than ever this year, and the reason is Obamacare. Much of the strategy of getting Obamacare passed in the first place was to put off the pain until the elections were over. That was a no-brainer for the cynical politicians who...

Lawyers and sex with their clients

What harm is there in lawyers having affairs with their clients? The Louisiana Supreme Court addressed this interesting question when a lawyer was reported to the Disciplinary Board by an angry husband. The Court discussed six separate cases where the lawyer in...

Challenge to will based on lawyer’s suspension

Does a suspended lawyer’s notarization of a will make the will invalid? In another interesting case decided last month, a lawyer suspended from the practice of law prepared and notarized a will that was challenged by a disgruntled daughter. The challenge was...

Catch-22 child support problem

A father is ordered to pay child support based on 50+ hours of work, but loses split custody if he works 50+ hours. A father is awarded split custody of his daughter and also is ordered to pay support based on his usual practice of working as much overtime as he is...

Your home is not an investment

There is nothing wrong with home ownership, but stop thinking of it as an investment. According to Freddie Mac, home prices have gone up an average of 3.7% per year in the last 30 years while inflation has been 2.8% per year. Not included are the costs of buying and...

Credenza: help for lawyers

Here’s some help for the Louisiana law practitioner.  It comes in the form of CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) software from Credenza. Credenza manages cases, clients and other law office operations by acting as an add-on for Microsoft’s Outlook. If you...
Louisiana Law Bloat

Louisiana Law Bloat

Laws like Louisiana’s Fallout Shelter Warranty Act are taking up room and need to be repealed.