Since 1992, Claude Ducloux has been writing articles, primarily humorous commentary about the law, lawyers, the American Justice system, and trends affecting the American public. Everything from tort reform to office equipment, judicial elections to lawyers’ inflated self-image have all been examined for the past twenty years. This page provides links to many of his most popular columns. Columns have been re-printed by many journals with the permission of the Austin Bar Association. Should you desire to re-print a favorite article, please contact the author with that information.
What Price Fame? (Feb 2007) A humorous look at the hokey “Superlawyer” phenomenon.
You Don’t Have Voice-Mail? (Sept 2004) Why I don’t like those “digital packets of malpractice.”
Death By Arbitration (Jan 2006) A scary look at a dispute resolution gone awry.
The Eternal Learning Curve (Sep 2010) How I learned to use a Mac computer without any tattoos.
Seven Suggestions (2004) Seven suggestions for lawyers to improve understanding and defend the Rule of Law.
Ten Hard-Earned Lessons for Life and the Practice of Law, or Growing Balder and Wiser (2001) Things I learned by accident practicing law.
The Secret to Weight Loss: Fine Dining (2008) The more ghastly the bill, the tinier the portions.
Why I’m Better Than You (2011) Time to start our own self congratulatory Academy.
What Are You Askin’ Me For? (2008) Jeez… who taught these kids to talk?
Throw Me a Mediator, My Law Leaks (1996) Or how the Supreme Court changed the DTPA to help Shell Oil Co.
The Election Special (2002) A humorous look at the ugly elections we’ve come to expect.
We, the Scapegoats (2003) Deconstructing Texas’ Med-Mal Crisis
A Time To Lead (2005) Re-emphasizing the importance of legal profession’s duty to the social debate.
Courting So So (2009) A fictitious training session to prepare Supreme court nominee Sonia Sotomayor for Congressional testimony