Flattmann Law March 2019

FLATTMANN FILES “Quality Is No Accident”

March 2019

FROM THE DESK OF Grady Flattmann

Did you know that in Louisiana, lawyers are expected to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono (free) legal services per year? (Louisiana Rule 6.1 of Professional Conduct). The Louisiana Bar Association classifies this as “an individual ethical commitment.” For the past several years, I’ve been striving to fulfill this commitment through my firm’s “Wills for Heroes” program, which provides free wills to veterans and first responders. To date, we have helped dozens of people achieve peace of mind with simple wills and other important documents. I’m excited to announce that starting in April 2019 we are expanding our “Wills for Heroes” program to include teachers and nurses! This includes a free consultation, simple will (no trust), a living will, and other documents that may help a Hero. If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please contact us to find out more! You can also contact us through our website at www.FlattmannLaw.com.

Every spring, millions of Americans fill out March Madness brackets. According to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, about 20 percent of workers will fill out a bracket this year, and the drop in productivity during the first week of the NCAA Tournament will cost companies roughly $4 billion. Needless to say, March Madness is a nationwide phenomenon. The tournament’s status can be chalked up to the ease of filling out a bracket and good old- fashioned school pride, but March Madness has also become famous for having the highest occurrence of heart-stopping moments of any major American sporting event. Over the years, we’ve seen Cinderella stories, buzzer beaters, and otherworldly performances. Every year, the tournament serves something unexpected and wonderful. It’s those moments that make March Madness what it is. Here are a few of the most memorable. THE WILD WORLD OF MARCH MADNESS A L ook at I conic T ournament M oments Author Chuck Klosterman described the rivalry between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson as “a conflict that dwarfs Dante.”While their battle grew to legendary proportions during their respective NBA careers, Bird and Magic first faced off before either entered the NBA. During the 1978-79 season, Larry Bird led the lowly Indiana State Sycamores to an undefeated regular season record. They stormed through the tournament and met Magic Johnson and the Michigan State Spartans in the final. BIRD VS. MAGIC 1 (1979)


Bird managed a double-double in the game, scoring 19 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, but Magic was the stand-out performer and MVP. He finished with 24 points and a title. Over

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