Mark Moreau, 65, provided legal help to people who couldn’t afford itMark Allan Moreau who was epitome of inspiration and perspiration for the needy people died on Tuesday at his New Orleans home. He had died due to Kidney Cancer and was 65 years old. He had dedicated his life to help those people who do not afford money to file a suit against any injustice.Mr. Moreau had born at Jefferson City and earned his LAW degree from Buffalo University. He had served as Executive Director in New Orleans Legal Assistance Corp. from 1988 to 2003. After that, this Corp. had been merged with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and Mr. Moreau was co-executive director until last year.Mr. Moreau earned the title of – legal help provider to the poor- when he came to New Orleans to join Vista volunteering program in 1975. He worked in New Orleans for many years and decided to go for Masters Degree in law. He got specialization in taxation and worked as a tax specialist at Coopers & Lybrand till 1884.His colleagues said that “he was providing legal help to needy people and he was highly efficient to generate revenue from different resources to launch legal battle for the downtrodden”. He had written plenty of books and manuals and last manual was on “Pro Bono Desk”.He had served in different boards and earned plenty of awards for his noble and creative works. He memorial service will be held Saturday (March 8) at 2:30 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will start at 1 p.m.
Morgan will try to complete diversion program after DWI chargeAfter serving 10 months in jail, Joe Morgan has decided to complete diversion program to avoid prosecution charges related to his case. He was arrested on suspension of driving drunk in Metairie and he was supposed to be one of the best receives of saints in the past 3 seasons.Morgan was invited by the District Attorney’s Office to opt for the program and he had finally joined it before the 1st Jefferson Parish Court Judge Rebecca M. Olivier’s section on Tuesday. Donald the lawyer of the player said that the requirements of this program are very rigorous and some of the clauses may not be suiting to his client.Actually he was arrested on 25th May for napping in his car. When the police took him in custody and tested him for knowing that whether he crossed the drinking limit, he declared positive and happened to be jailed for 10 months. Morgan was released under the security bond of $1,150 and his driving license had been confiscated for preventing him from driving.He had missing a number of games due to preseason knee injury and this is the crucial time for him to improve his overall performance apart from personal development.
New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board’s legal concerns delay hiring of Deputy Mayor Cedric GrantThe Deputy of New Orleans Cedric Grant is persistently facing serious problems on his next career move. It is said that the olive branch among members of the Sewerage & Water Board to hire him is away from the administration of Mayor.The officials said on Wednesday that the latest transfer of deputy from one agency to another could overrule the state law that prevents public officials from doing business with their former public employer for 2 years after relinquishing the job. On the other hand, city officials said that we had reached on some settlement and decided to place Grand as the Executive Director of the S&WB. Whereas, the higher echelons of water board made a contact with Board of Ethics to assess the legality of this matter.Actually, Grant was considered as Top favorite candidate for the post of executive director after the retirement of Marcia St. Martin. It was being negotiated that he would be appointed on this post till the end of January but unfortunately he could not be appointed.To meet with administrative needs, the board he appointed Bob Miller Deputy Executive Director on interim basis.A legal ethics professor of Loyola University Dane Ciolino said that “I have first heard about that state law that does not allow an official to join another job. I think board members of S&WB are too much precautious”. He further said this is undoubtedly not what is intended by law.
PAR releases new app to track La. elected leadersA non-governmental organization responsible for vigilant watch has launched a new App that can be used by Louisiana residents to track the elected officials.This app can be downloaded from all major online stores like Apple and Google. To find it easily, you just need to search “PAR Guide” in the app store.The app contains all the personal details related to Louisiana elected officials, lawmakers, and Louisiana members of Congress. Yes, you can get addresses, phone numbers and other biographical information through this app.Apart from this, this app contains all information related to constitutional amendments and other proposal details of Louisiana State. You can also get details of a citizen’s legal rights to hold meetings and public records in Louisiana.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Push Ahead With “Conscious Uncoupling”
Gwyneth Paltrow is raising her fair share of eyebrows. The actress recently announced intentions to “consciously uncouple” from Coldplay singer Chris Martin. According to the actress’ lifestyle page, Goop, the couple will forgo a traditional uncontested divorce and pass up on mediation for child custody.
What Will Happen?
Paltrow and her soon-to-be ex-husband Martin will, for one, avoid referring family law attorneys or family divorce attorneys in a straightforward manner. The couple is extremely conscious of the impact of uncontested divorce with children and hopes to approach the split as amicably as possible. Instead of court proceedings, the stars are opting for a Continue Reading
Hit by a Texting Driver? Three Things You Should Know
This March, New Mexico became the 42nd state to approve and enact a ban against texting while driving. The law will go into effect on July 1, and it has receive bipartisan support.
Lawmakers around the country are ready to crack down on texting while driving, considering that it makes people an incredible 23 times more likely to crash, and, during the time it takes to answer a text, the average driver will take their eyes off the road for a space the length of a football field. Frightenly, 55% of young drivers still claim it’s “easy” to text while driving.
If you are hit by a texting driver, it’s possible that both you and your car have suffered injuries and damages that could easily cost you thousands of dollars — money you might not easily have access to. If you aren’t getting the funds Continue Reading
Three Signs You Might Need to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Many people don’t see filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a feasible option for escaping the pressures of being in debt. However, it could be the only way for you to get a fresh start with your finances. There are a number of key indicators that mean it’s time to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Here are the three main signs that you might need to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy:
1. You’re living off of credit cards: When your debt increases, rather than decreases, each month, it’s a sign that you don’t have the means to get out of debt on your own. This is a serious financial issue, and shouldn’t be taken lightly or ignored — you should seek a Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney as soon as possible.
2. You’re receiving constant phone calls from debt collectors: If you can’t pay your bills, c Continue Reading
The Best Ways to Ensure your Financial Wellness
You have tried all other options. The time has come to look at the worst case scenario. After a rough couple of years financially, you are asking the question of how do I file for bankruptcy? Simply filing for bankruptcy does not have to wreak the rest of your life. There are several ways to rebuild your financial portfolio to put your life back on track.
There are two types of personal bankruptcy: Chapter 13 and Chapter 7. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is rehabilitation with a payment plan for individuals with a regular source of income. This enables individuals with regular income to develop a plan to repay all or part of their debts. Chapter 7 is basic liquidation for individua Continue Reading
Strange Ways Psychologists Are Treating Veterans’ PTSD
Psychologists are exploring increasingly unique ways to treat post traumatic stress disorder and other related military trauma. Some post traumatic stress disorder help and treatments may come in the form of classic video games — like Tetris — or even wander into the realm of virtual reality. How are psychologists using these unusual mediums to come to veterans’ aid?
Tetris Puts An End to Damaging Flashbacks
New research suggests that classic video games, like Tetris, may prevent harmful flashbacks. “Focusing on a highly engaging visual-spatial task, such as playing video games, may significantly reduce the occurrence of flashbacks, the mental images concerning the trauma that intrude o Continue Reading
$9 Million Might be High, But Attorneys Help You Receive Proper Compensation After Workplace Injuries
Occasionally, after someone gets hurt or sick at work, they can be entitled to huge workers compensation benefits packages. In fact, in 2012, a man in California received nearly $9 million in a settlement after he suffered a brain injury while on the job. The total is the highest-recorded in the history of the state. For the most part, people who are injured while on the job aren’t going to receive benefits anywhere near that total, and if you get hurt at work, don’t expect to get millions of dollars in a settlement. However, workplace injuries often entitle you to certain benefits, and if you are not receiving them, then hiring skilled Continue Reading
Arizona Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill
Last month, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill that would have created a legal statute allowing business the ability to deny service to any person or persons in the LGBT community on religious grounds.
Before making it to her desk, the bill had passed through Arizona’s legislature with a 33 to 27 vote. After meeting loud opposition from both athletic and corporate organizations like the MLB, and Delta Air Lines, business leaders said that this legal statute would not only cause extensive damage to the state’s reputation, but also be catastrophic financially. During a press conference, the governor said that she did the right thing vetoing the bill, since it would legalize discrimination.
A Public Policy Polling poll found that only 22%, which is one in five Arizonans, actua Continue Reading
Save Firm Resources, Enlist Headhunters
Law firms now want more transparency and information on how their board members are chosen and recruited. And for good reason. They don’t just want anyone with an obscure background on their legal team. This is why they are increasingly seeking assistance from legal recruitment consultants.
Just like finding the right additions to the any company, law firms hunt for the right lawyer to add to their team. Legal recruitment consultants seek out the highest quality candidates with the most qualifications. They perform the legwork finding a legal candidate so firms can focus on their practice and don’t have to waste resources.
Fast and Furious Star Might Have Written His Will Too Quickly
The sudden and unforeseen deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Walker were tragic on their own. However, they were made even worse by the fact that neither put the time or effort they should into proper estate planning. For Hoffman, that resulted in discrepancies regarding how his estate would be allocated and, for Walker — who had a $25 million estate at the time of his death but had not updated his will since 2001 — it means issues over who got custody of his 15-year-old daughter. Awkward language and a lack of updates to the will have left some questions.
According to TMZ, Walker’s will was “poorly drafted…making it SEEM like he wanted his mom to wrestle parental control of his daughter from his baby mama.” Considering the fact that Walker was happy with the arrangement he had with Meadow’s m Continue Reading
Arrested? Let Your Lawyer do the Talking
The negative impact of a criminal conviction can be devastating to a family, especially if you don’t consult with the right criminal law attorney. The slightest conversation with the police following an arrest could lead to your conviction under the worst circumstance. Be careful to seek a criminal law attorney the moment you are met with legal adversity, because without council even the slightest charge could land you in prison.
A misdemeanor charge could be detrimental to your record and capable of leaving long-term consequences in its wake. Misdemeanor drug charges, battery and DUI offenses carry significant penalties and fines. If you find yourself charged with a conviction of this nature, you should seek council from a criminal law attorney immediately.
Moreover, if you’re faced with a warr Continue Reading