Think your estate automatically goes to your spouse without a will? Think again.

willLouisiana is different from the rest of the country in many ways – some great, some not so great. When it comes to Louisiana succession law, depending on your take on it, it may fall into the “not so great” category. Read more

LSU Law 2014 Professionalism Seminar

LSU Law 3I was honored to be a part of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2014 Professionalism Seminar attended by first year law students at LSU law on August 15, 2014. As an LSU Law alumna, it was a privilege to help teach these bright future lawyers about the importance of professionalism in the legal profession. The LSU Law class of 2017 is motivated, insightful, and ready to learn about the law. I look forward to working with them in the future. Geaux Tigers!

New Louisiana Legislation Prohibits the Sharing of Personal Student Data

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There has been serious concern, as of late, regarding the collection and sharing of personal student data. As a result HB 1076, co-authored by St. Tammany Parish’s Senator A.G. Crowe, addressed these issues. Read more

New Louisiana Legislation Establishes “Parents Bill of Rights”

LA capitolAct No. 699, authored by St. Tammany Parish’s own Senator A.G. Crowe, enumerates the rights of parents with public school children relative to their child’s education. Also known as the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” Read more

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

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Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the closely held corporation, Hobby Lobby, holding that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violated the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA). Read more

Privacy Rights Extended to Cell Phones by Supreme Court

supreme-courtOn Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police officers are required to obtain a search warrant to search the cell phones of the people they arrest. The Supreme Court was confronted with this issue in two cases: David Leon Riley v. California and United States v. Brima Wurie. In each of these cases, an individual was arrested and pursuant to that arrest each of their cell phones were searched. Read more