Louisiana Legal Ethics Newsletter: August 2018

August 2018 Newsletter

LASC Solicits Comments on New Judiciary Commission Rules

The Louisiana Supreme Court has distributed for public comment three proposed revisions to Rule XXIII governing proceedings before the Judiciary Commission. At least one of the revisions is probably unconstitutional. Why does it violate the First Amendment?

Lawyer Suspended for Outrageous Harassment of Paralegal

Why did this lawyer call his paralegal a stupid, dumb, fat, whorey, dirtbag, bitch?  Because he "learned the lingo from rappers and hip-hop artists while practicing entertainment law and . . . he believed he was using the phrases in more of a humorous than a harmful way." That's no excuse.

Text A Lawyer: Uber for Lawyers?

Like getting a ride via an app? How about getting a lawyer that way? Text A Lawyer hopes to be the Uber of legal service providers. How does it work? Is it ethical?

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 © 2018 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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