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.
As time marches on, the complex language of technology usurps primacy in the operation of a law office. How can we keep up?
What if the concept of truth had to appear in court, subject to the withering testimony of Bias, Fear, Perception, and Equivocation. Who wins??
An interview with "Siri" - who turns out to be a Russian Spy!
Humorous exploration of the hypocrisy of the call for more freedom- except when it interferes with politics
How the treasure trove of information obtained through computer analysis tragically makes the need for clever cross-examination obsolete
A humorous look at the use and misuse of "Closely-held Beliefs" to Improve your life.
How my office equipment plots against me to ruin my day!
The kerfuffle over the promulgation of do-it-yourself Divorce Forms.
Time to start our own self congratulatory Academy.
How I learned to use a Mac computer without any tattoos.
A fictitious training session to prepare Supreme court nominee Sonia Sotomayor for Congressional testimony.
Jeez… who taught these kids to talk?
The more ghastly the bill, the tinier the portions.
A humorous look at the hokey “Superlawyer” phenomenon.
A scary look at a dispute resolution gone awry.
Re-emphasizing the importance of legal profession’s duty to the social debate.
Why I don’t like those “digital packets of malpractice.”
Deconstructing Texas’ Med-Mal Crisis
A humorous look at the ugly elections we’ve come to expect.
Things I learned by accident practicing law.
Or how the Supreme Court changed the DTPA to help Shell Oil Co.
What happens when an insurance Defense Lawyer finally realizes he's been "had" by his longtime client? (have a hanky handy)