Four magistrate commissioners were sworn in Monday at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, where they will approve arrest warrants, set bail and perform other duties in magistrate court. Jonathan Friedman, Jay Daniels, Peter Hamilton and Joyce Sallah accepted the positions, which are offered in six-year terms, in a formal ceremony that included speeches by LouisianaRead More
Jonathan Friedman had the pleasure of speaking at the LSBA annual conference on the subject of recent developments in criminal law. Jonathan Friedman and Brian Capitelli have presented this CLE numerous times to the LSBA and other associations over the past six years. The CLE is developed with new material every year based upon legislativeRead More
The Atlantic’s ongoing series “The Presence of Justice” investigates the problem of mass incarceration in the United States. The publication’s expose on the money bail system highlighted New Orleans as a key battleground for reform and commended SGPF partner Jonathan Friedman for his work to make the system more just for low income, low-risk defendants. “Courts acrossRead More
Jonathan Friedman, a former criminal prosecutor in Orleans Parish, was appointed in 2010 as a Criminal Court Magistrate Commissioner, Section M5, in Orleans Parish. He continues to serve in this-part time judicial role while maintaining his private civil practice with our firm.