Performance of the Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

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GOAL 3: TO ENSURE THE PUBLIC TRUST


Objective

3.4 To ensure the highest professional conduct of both the bench and the bar.

Intent of the Objective

By virtue of the public trust placed in the bench and bar, those engaged in the practice of law should adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct. Ethical conduct by attorneys and judges heightens confidence in the legal and judicial systems. Standards of conduct for attorneys and judges serve the dual purpose of protecting the public and enhancing professionalism.

Responses To Objective

  1. Actions taken during FY 2015-2016 to ensure the highest professional conduct of the bench and the bar.

QuestionIdQuestionStatementResponse
1010682550What actions, if any, did your court take during the reporting period to ensure the highest professional conduct of the bench and the bar?Actions taken during FY 2015-2016 to ensure the highest professional conduct of the bench and the bar.
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Actions taken during FY 2015-2016 to ensure the highest professional conduct of the bench and the bar.
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective
2nd Circuit
Second Circuit judges routinely served as speakers at area seminars to discuss appellate advocacy, writs, etc.
3rd Circuit
The Third Circuit implemented a program for judges law clerks and staff attorneys to join the local Inns of Court, facilitating interaction between the court and bar and educating the attorneys about professionalism.
5th Circuit
The Fifth Circuit sponsored two CLE seminars for attorneys and district judges during the reporting period.
ResponseResponse_Court
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective3 courts (2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Conducted surveys or focus groups to ascertain public opinions regarding the court's responsiveness and professionalism0
Continued to address this objective through the actions indicated below, or implemented the following new actions to address this objective as indicated below:5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Did not address this objective0
Displayed copies of the Supreme Court's poster on Professionalism in the Courts0
Installed or maintained a judicial mentoring program for appellate judges0
Participated in programs of the Judicial College, Circuit Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, and/or the Inns of Court5 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit, 5th Circuit)
Sponsored or led CLE for attorneys and district judges4 courts (1st Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit)

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