Louisiana Legal Ethics Newsletter: December 2019

December 2019 Newsletter

New Orleans Lawyer Threatens to “Punch the Sh*t” Out of Opposing Counsel

"You're a liar."
"You call me that again and I'll punch the shit out of you."
What happened next?

Lawyer Discplined for Multi-Tasking at CLE

Happy December, it's the CLE season. A good time to attend lectures with your laptop and get something else done while the speakers drone on? Maybe not.

Judge Reprimanded for Facebook “Likes” and “Shares”

If you're a sitting judge and you don't like Hillary Clinton and Colin Kaepernick, think again before making America great again by sharing Facebook posts.

On Being Forced Into and Excluded from the Bar Association

Who knew that it was possible to both be forced to join our compulsory Louisiana State Bar Association and banned from its activities?

May a Lawyer Incentivize Favorable Online Reviews?

Online legal directories permit clients to review and rate their lawyers. Likewise, social-media sites like Facebook and YouTube allow users to “connect” with lawyers and law firms, and to “like” and “follow” them. May a lawyer offer incentives for 5-star reviews?

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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