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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Lawyers and Employers: Let’s get this employee healthy again!

Since when did the term “trial lawyer” conjure such negative emotion?  Since when did business owners feel at odds with attorneys?  Don’t they use attorneys, too? If your mother or child was injured in an accident, would you not want the best representation possible? ...

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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...

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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...

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Why Do Innocent People Need Attorneys? – Part 1

WHY DO INNOCENT PEOPLE NEED ATTORNEYS?   BECAUSE THE POLICE THINK THEY ARE GUILTY  - Part 1 - This blog aims to be more informative than controversial, but in my work defending the accused, I meet clients who are implicated and often charged with serious offenses...

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Serial Podcast: Listener as Juror

During this weekend's NOLA roadtrip, my girlfriend and I decided to get addicted to a podcast called Serial.  The show was put out via podcast on a weekly basis for twelve weeks in late 2014, hosted by This American Life's more-than-impressive Sarah Koenig. We were...

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