Kristi Schubert

Refresher on the Effect of Invoking the Fifth Amendment in Civil Cases

Kristi Schubert recently published this article in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, “Louisiana Advocates.” Who can invoke the Fifth Amendment? Any individual, whether or not they are a party to the proceedings at bar, may invoke the privilege against self-incrimination. Kastigar v. United States, 406 U.S. 441, 444 (1972). When can the Fifth Amendment… Read More

Talk to Your Children

“Statistics show at least one in 10 children in the United States will be sexually abused before their 18th birthdays – It’s a topic we cannot ignore.” – Shani Zoldan-Verschleiser The New York Times’ article, “Give Your Child the Tools to Recognize Sexual Abuse,” suggests that parents can reduce the chances that their child will… Read More

Rape Survivors Not Billed for the Rape Exam Kit in Louisiana

LLF attorney Kristi Schubert: “Many states still allow victims of rape to be charged hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars to undergo a so called “rape kit” exam. These exams collect crucial evidence. They also benefit the entire community by helping to identify repeat perpetrators of sexual violence. Thankfully, Louisiana now covers all costs of… Read More

CDC’s Plan to Prevent Sexual Violence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published an ebook called “A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence”. You can download the ebook HERE.  Segments included in the ebook include: Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence Teach Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women Create Protective… Read More

Sexual Abuse at Daycare

by Kristi S. Schubert In 2017, 523 cases of child sexual abuse were reported to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. Nearly one in every 2,000 Louisiana children was a victim of sexual abuse—some of which occurred at daycare centers and schools. Regulation of Daycare Centers in Louisiana The state requires approved child… Read More

Non-Consensual Pornography: What Can You Do?

By Kristi S. Schubert, Esq. In an era where an individual’s online reputation plays a large part in employment decisions, professional relationships, and other personal interactions, posting explicit material of someone online can have significant deleterious real-world consequences. Unfortunately, since taking and sharing photos and videos has become so simple, it is easy for unscrupulous… Read More

Broken Trust: Sexual Abuse by a Counselor or Therapist

By Kristi S. Schubert A close trusting relationship is an essential part of successful therapy. Therapists are skilled in cultivating the trust of their patients and making them feel safe to share their deepest doubts, fears, and insecurities. When this trust is used properly, it can be powerful tool in helping the patient achieve therapeutic… Read More

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