PINEVILLE — Cleco Corporation associate general-counsel attorney Mark D. Pearce has been tapped as one of the latest members of the American Law Society board of
directors with America’s Top Lawyers distinction.
BATON ROUGE – While trial lawyers and other such groups have every right to make campaign contributions, they're not immune to the consequences of those donations, an Louisiana State University law professor said during a recent interview.
&&& BATON ROUGE -- The dean of Louisiana State University's (LSU) law school expressed pride soon after this year's bar exam results were in that showed LSU has the highest percentage of students passing the Louisiana State Bar Exam.
NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has set a Feb. 8, 2017, trial date to reach a decision in Tom Benson’s lawsuit seeking to remove shares of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans from a trust entrusted to his estranged heirs.
NEW ORLEANS – Darrel J. Papillion, the 76th president of the Louisiana
State Bar Association (LSBA), recently spoke to the Louisiana Bar
Journal about his credentials, family and his goals for the LSBA during his one-year his presidency.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State University (LSU) Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge has been rated a Top 50 institution in two national law school rankings thanks to its high graduate employment rate.
BATON ROUGE—Louisiana State University Law Professor Edward Richards has been named to the editorial board of Laws, an open-access journal covering legal theory, legal institutions and a wide range of legal subjects.
BATON ROUGE – A state Senate resolution that was partially
responsible for the June 30, 2014 closure of the Huey P. Long Medical Center in
Pineville was recently deemed “null and void” by a judge in the 19th
Judicial District Court.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s State Bar Association recently gave its 2016 Law Student Pro Bono Award to a Louisiana State University Law School student just as the American Bar Association (ABA) said that law school pro bono work “is sweeping the nation.”
NEW ORLEANS—Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE) filed a class-action petition on July 1 in the 19th Judicial District Court, seeking to restore the voting rights of more than 70,000 Louisiana residents who are on probation or parole for felony offenses.
Many believe oil and energy companies have destroyed coastal marshes and wetlands along the Gulf Coast through standard drilling activities, though scientific and geological research paints a different picture of the true cause of coastal land loss.
NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld sanctions against two attorneys in June, who were disciplined in 2015 for allegedly paying for referrals for claims
related to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BATON ROUGE – The lawsuit filed last month against Louisiana State University (LSU) by its former marching band director, Roy King, is moving to federal court as the result of a notice filed by the school.