2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:185.7 - Rights of action; interpretation of Part

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:185.7 (2018)

§185.7. Rights of action; interpretation of Part

            A. It is not the intent of the legislature to create any new right, right of action, or cause of action or eliminate any right, right of action, or cause of action existing under current law. Nothing contained in the provisions of this Part shall create, expressly or by implication, any right, claim, or cause of action in favor of anyone in connection with the delivery of indigent and absent parent representation.

            B. In addition to the provisions of Subsection A of this Section, nothing herein, nor any standards, guidelines, or rules adopted as a result hereof, shall be construed to provide any person the basis of any claim that the attorney or attorneys appointed to him pursuant to this statute performed in an ineffective manner. It shall be presumptive evidence that any attorney performing indigent or absent parent representation pursuant to the auspices of this statute is currently certified to have met the standards and guidelines adopted by the board to provide indigent or absent parent representation in an effective manner.

            C. Nothing contained in this Part shall be construed to overrule, expand, or extend, directly or by analogy, the duties of attorneys providing representation of indigent or absent parents as otherwise required by the provisions of the Louisiana Children's Code.

            Acts 2007, No. 95, §2; Acts 2016, No. 407, §2, eff. June 5, 2016.

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