Parish Attorney office in trouble for missing federal court deadlines Parish Attorney office in trouble for missing federal court deadlines Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Parish Attorney Mary Roper listens as Metro Council members comment on a request for a continuance for her hearing Tuesday. The council voted to defer Roper's hearing until June 18. Advocate staff report June 24, 2014 Comments Parish Attorney Mary Roper could be sanctioned in federal court because her office submitted a response on behalf of the city-parish to a lawsuit five months late. The issue adds insult to injury for the city-parish’s lead attorney who has been under fire by some Metro Council members, accused of mismanagement of the office among other problems. See blog entry with details here.