This year, CLE of Louisiana is holding its 18th Annual continuing legal education program in association with the Louisiana Judicial Counsel, and National Bar Association and National Bar Association Scholarship Foundation in Panama City, Panama. As part of the program’s activities, on July 12, 2013, a panel entitled, “Recusation, Showdown between the Code and The Canons,” will discuss the law of recusal, particularly the conflict between the Code of Civil Procedure article 151 and the Judicial Canons. Judge Michael G. Bagneris will serve as moderator of the panel, and the panelists include Judge Ulysses “Gene” Thibodaux, Attorney Judy Y. Barrasso, Attorney James A. Brown and Attorney Roy J. Rodney, Jr.
In conjunction with the Louisiana State Bar Association Journal article authored by Rodney & Etter, LLC attorneys entitled, “The Last Stand of the Duty to Sit Doctrine in Louisiana,” Mr. Rodney has previously presented at a CLE in Baton Rouge held by the Louisiana Judicial Council of the National Bar Association on the foundations of Louisiana law on recusal, the rise of the Louisiana Code of Judicial Conduct Canons, and how Louisiana Circuit Courts have continued to apply the duty to sit doctrine in the face of Louisiana Supreme Court decisions that favor recusal where there is the appearance of impropriety. For more information on either the Louisiana Bar Journal article or the presentation to the Louisiana Judicial Council, feel free to email InTouch@rodneyandetter.com.Tags: CLE of Louisiana, Code of Civil Procedure Article 151, James A. Brown, Jr, Judge Ulysses "Gene" Thibodaux, Judy Y. Barrasso, Louisiana Judicial Counsel, National Bar Association, recusal, Roy J. Rodney