Full Coverage Part 1 (of?)

As an attorney helping injured clients navigate the waters of post-accident treatment, I read a number of accident reports and insurance policy declarations pages. When I meet with an injured client, I listen to the story of how the wreck occurred and assess the...

Sexting Teens (Part 4)

The last three posts have dealt with teen sexting and the detrimental, often draconian, consequences that Louisiana law deals out. A teen can become a registered sex offender by dating and texting a girl at his high school. Costs and consequences of sex offender...

Sexting Teens (Part 3)

In Part 1 and 2 of the series, I stated that Louisiana law has done a poor job of keeping up with the science of the teenage brain and the technology held in the palms of our hands. The state prescribes severe penalties for those who commit sex offenses, requires them...

Sexting & Teens (Part 2)

In Part 1 of the series, I stated that Louisiana law has done a poor job of keeping up with the science of the teenage brain and the technology held in the palms of our hands. The state prescribes severe penalties for those who commit sex offenses, requires them to...

Sexting Teens (Part 1)

Raising teenagers in today’s digital age requires hyper-vigilance.  The latest scientific research into prefrontal cortex development confirms what parents have long known:  the teen brain is not well-equipped for rational decision-making.  As compared to their adult...

No Pay, No Play (La. R.S. 32:866)

No Pay, No Play ~ or:  Make Sure You Pay Your Car Insurance On Time ~ I spoke to a group last week and was surprised at how few knew of Louisiana's "No Pay, No Play" compulsory automobile insurance statute (La. R.S. 32:866). If you are not insured (or if you are late...

Zen and The Art of Making a Better Week

Zen & The Art of Making a Better Week (7 considerations for your Monday) I have heard it said:  "If you win the morning, you win the day."  I find the same can be applied to Monday and its relation to the week.   Here are some gems from Robert Pirsig's classic Zen and...

THE OTHER EFFECTS OF PLEADING GUILTY

A hat trick of impossibilities:  I recently attended an (1) informative and (2) entertaining CLE that (3) pertained directly to my practice.  (Most lawyers can attest that this rarely happens.) Many local bar associations around the country have an organization called...

The Other Effects of Pleading Guilty

THE OTHER EFFECTS OF PLEADING GUILTY A hat trick of impossibilities:  I recently attended an (1) informative and (2) entertaining CLE that (3) pertained directly to my practice.  (Most lawyers can attest that this rarely happens.) Many local bar associations around...