Posts Categorized In: Sexual Assault

Lamothe Law Firm Attorney Featured in the News

WWLTV and The Advocate newspaper recently featured segments and articles pertaining to sexual abuse survivors seeking justice in civil suits against former St. Tammany Parish sheriff Jack Strain.  Also discussed are the ongoing constitutional challenges against the 2021 Louisiana state legislation that removed the time restriction for filing lawsuits and provided a three-year window for… Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April 2023 marks the official 22st anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The theme for 2023 is “Drawing Connections: Prevention Demands Equity.” There is an epidemic of sexual abuse in our country. Statistics reported by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reveal that each year in the U.S., more than 433,648 people… Read More

Congress passes law invalidating NDAs in sexual abuse cases

Congress Passes Law Restoring Victims’ Voices, Banning NDAs in Sexual Harassment Cases, Kim Elsesser, Forbes Magazine. Congress recently voted to invalidate nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) that businesses may require sexual abuse survivors to sign. These NDAs do not allow employees to speak about harassment or assault they experienced on the job. The Speak Out Act restores… Read More

What Sexual Assault Survivors Can Expect During an Initial Consultation With a Lamothe Law Firm Attorney

If you have been sexually assaulted, coming forward to pursue justice against your abuser can be difficult, and sharing your experience with a lawyer – even one you know – can be an emotional hurdle. At Lamothe Law Firm, we understand the pain a sexual abuse survivor feels, and we respect their courage in stepping… Read More

New Amendments to the Louisiana Crime Victims Bill of Rights

Louisiana Crime Victims Bill of Rights Act Increases Sexual Abuse Survivors’ Access to Evidence and Streamlines the Path to Justice In June 2022, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law specific amendments to the state’s Crime Victims Bill of Rights. Effective August 1, 2022, these measures are intended to reduce obstacles sexual assault survivors… Read More

How Southern Baptist Convention Sexual Abuse Survivors Can Hold Their Perpetrators Accountable in Louisiana

An independent investigation into the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has revealed that the SBC protected affiliated ministers and executives accused of sexual abuse by church members over the past two decades. It further discovered that the SBC was hostile toward sexual abuse survivors and their supporters, even though the organization had been tracking incidents within… Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2022 marks the official 21st anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). There is an epidemic of sexual abuse in our country. Statistics reported by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reveal that each year in the U.S., more than 433,648 people – male and female – are sexually assaulted or raped…. Read More

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