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Attorney Vanessa Anseman of Lafayette, LA; incompetent Dumbo


The state of Louisiana presented Vanessa Waguespack Anseman with a law license in 2003 after she graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) Law School.


In one matter, Vanessa is intent on duping the voters into electing her to sit as judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the Lafayette area.


The problem with Vanessa’s desire to garner a government job at $152,000 a year is the fact that she does not meet the qualifications for a judgeship in Louisiana. The law in Louisiana mandates that a candidate for a judgeship must have a minimum of 10 years of legal practice under his or her belt.


In Vanessa’s case, she utterly failed to meet the 10-year requirement because on at least three (3) occasions in 2013, the Louisiana State Bar Association certified Anseman as ineligible to practice law. These three occasions occurred prior to Vanessa’s 10th anniversary of her admission to the State bar.


Dane Ciolino, a Loyola University Law professor who is considered Louisiana’s top legal ethicist, said the timing of those certifications of ineligibility means that Vanessa does not meet the minimum professional required to serve as an appellate court judge (Mike Stagg) Dane went on to say:


“It’s fairly clear that she’s not eligible because she has not been admitted to practice for the required 10 years.” “Periods of ineligibility do not count toward the 10-year requirement.”


Article 5, Section 24 of the Louisiana Constitution under Judges: Qualifications states:


“A judge of the supreme court, a court of appeal, district court, family court, parish court, or court having solely juvenile jurisdiction shall have been domiciled in the respective district, circuit, or parish for one year preceding election and shall have been admitted to the practice of law in the state for at least the number of years specified as follows: (1) For the supreme court or a court of appeals - ten years.”


Despite the plain language of the Louisiana Constitution and evidence that she is not eligible to run for a judgeship on the Court of Appeals, Vanessa had the chutzpah to attribute attacks on her eligibility as “politics.”


Kudos to Mr. Ciolino for exposing the fact that Vanessa isn’t qualified to sit as a Court of Appeal Judge. In truth, he has performed a valuable service in preventing another individual who has difficulty in interpreting the Lousiana Constitution from sitting on the bench.


As we speak (ca. June 2017), Vanessa practices at 314 Biltmore Way in Lafayette, Louisiana. 


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