Louisiana Legal Ethics Newsletter: September 2019

September 2019 Newsletter

May a Lawyer Use a Client’s Name in Advertisements?

You are proud that so many well-known companies have trusted you with their most important legal matters. May you put the names of these companies and other clients on your website?

Tennessee Clarifies Prosecutors' Obligations--So Too Should Louisiana

On August 23, 2019, the Tennessee Supreme Court declared that “the ethical obligations” of prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence under Rule 3.8(d) are “coextensive in scope with the obligations of a prosecutor as provided by applicable statute, rules of criminal procedure, our state and federal constitutions, and case law.” The Louisiana Supreme Court issued a similar (sensible) ruling in 2017. But, curiously, the LSBA has gone off in a different direction.

When Dinosaurs Attack

A tale of Jurassic judges resisting time travel to the present.

The Inexplicable Secrecy of Louisiana Judiciary Commission Proceedings

Why does Louisiana keep so much of what happens in the judicial disciplinary system top secret? You won't find any good answers here (or anywhere else for that matter).

2019 Louisiana Legal Ethics Book

Louisiana Legal Ethics: Standards & Commentary (2019). For straightforward answers to professional responsibility questions, get this comprehensive source for Louisiana legal ethics rules, cases, and indispensable practical advice. Updated for 2019 with more than 70 new cases, significant amendments to Louisiana’s rules, and a year-in-review summary that looks back at 2018's most important developments in legal ethics. Learn More or Buy from Amazon.

This Month in Discipline

Who was reprimanded, suspended, and disbarred last month? You can wait for the next LSBA Bar Journal. Or, you can see right now: This Month in Louisiana Lawyer Discipline.
Copyright © 2019 Louisiana Legal Ethics, All rights reserved. A free, monthly newsletter by Prof. Dane S. Ciolino of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law covering recent developments in legal ethics for Louisiana lawyers.
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