Entre Nous

Since 1992 Claude Ducloux has been writing a regular legal humor column for the Austin Bar Journal. The Column, called "Entre Nous" (translated: "Between us") has been a favorite of Austin lawyers according to reader surveys. Frequently, these articles are re-printed by other legal journals, magazines and newsletters. A small sampling of those articles are contained in this website. The State Bar of Texas honored this work in 2003 with the "Best Article Series" Award at the State Bar Annual Convention.

Hold Me Very Closely (June 2016)

A humorous look at the use and misuse of "Closely-held Beliefs" to Improve your life.

Byte Me! The Conspiracy of My Office Machines (Dec 2012)

How my office equipment plots against me to ruin my day!

Family Form Foes Fight Fiercely (June 2012)

The kerfuffle over the promulgation of do-it-yourself Divorce Forms.

Why I’m Better Than You (2011)

Time to start our own self congratulatory Academy.

The Eternal Learning Curve (Sep 2010)

How I learned to use a Mac computer without any tattoos.

Courting So So (2009)

A fictitious training session to prepare Supreme court nominee Sonia Sotomayor for Congressional testimony.

What Are You Askin’ Me For? (2008)

Jeez… who taught these kids to talk?

The Secret to Weight Loss: Fine Dining (2008)

The more ghastly the bill, the tinier the portions.

What Price Fame? (Feb 2007)

A humorous look at the hokey “Superlawyer” phenomenon.

Death By Arbitration (Jan 2006)

A scary look at a dispute resolution gone awry.

A Time To Lead (2005)

Re-emphasizing the importance of legal profession’s duty to the social debate.

You Don’t Have Voice-Mail? (Sept 2004)

Why I don’t like those “digital packets of malpractice.”

We, the Scapegoats (2003)

Deconstructing Texas’ Med-Mal Crisis

The Election Special (2002)

A humorous look at the ugly elections we’ve come to expect.

Throw Me a Mediator, My Law Leaks (1996)

Or how the Supreme Court changed the DTPA to help Shell Oil Co.

GoodBye, Sweet Surety

What happens when an insurance Defense Lawyer finally realizes he's been "had" by his longtime client? (have a hanky handy)