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Rittenberg, Samuel & Phillips, LLC is a general practice law firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our attorneys handle many types of legal matters, including:

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If you face a legal problem, especially for the first time, navigating the legal process can be challenging. You may be uncertain about where to begin and what to expect. At the New Orleans law office of Rittenberg, Samuel & Phillips, L.L.C., we provide the sound legal counsel you need to make informed decisions. Our attorneys will aggressively protect your rights and keep you informed.

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We take pride in being responsive to your needs. Contact us online or call 504-524-5555  to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 to 5.

How to avoid problems administering standardized tests

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in What's New | 0 comments

Standardized testing season is about to begin. And as history teaches us, it is inevitable that some educators around the state (and around the country) will be accused of testing improprieties.   Some educators will be accused of providing direct assistance during the test to help students, such as by giving hints or even answers. Fortunately, the number of those types of accusations has greatly diminished over the years. Suffice to say that under no circumstances should any educators make any comments that could be interpreted as...

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United States Supreme Court refuses to review Katrina Wrongful Termination Class Action

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in What's New | 0 comments

On May 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court denied plaintiffs’ request for review of the Louisiana Supreme Court decision in the Hurricane Katrina wrongful termination class action against the Orleans Parish School Board, State of Louisiana, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Department of Education. The Louisiana Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit against the Orleans Parish School Board and the State Defendants. For more details, please go to the plaintiffs’ website at...

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New Louisiana Teacher Tenure Law is now in effect

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in What's New | 0 comments

The Louisiana Teacher Tenure Law has been amended. The new law sent into effect on July 1, 2014. We have prepared a “Question and Answer” flyer, which answers some of the most common questions about the new law, and also prepared a flyer with the entire text of the new law. Please see “Publications” page on this website.

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Employers and prospective employers are prohibited from asking for your social media passwords.

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in What's New | 0 comments

The Louisiana legislature in 2014 passed a law that prohibits employers – and prospective employers – in Louisiana from requiring employees and prospective employees to divulge their usernames and passwords on their social media accounts.

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Louisiana Supreme Court declares Voucher Funding Mechanism Unconstitutional!

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

On May 7, 2013, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the funding mechanism for the Minimum Foundation Program violates the Louisiana Constitution. The Louisiana Constitution states that MFP funds most be allocated to public school systems, but the 2012 legislature still voted to divert those funds to non-public schools. The Louisiana Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Honorable Timothy Kelley, Judge, 19th Judicial District Court. Our law firm was honored to represent the Louisiana Federation of Teachers in this lawsuit. The Louisiana...

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