LSBA House of Delegates

LSBA House of Delegates


The Articles of Incorporation define the House of Delegates as the Association’s policy-making body. Created in 1957, the House meets at least twice each year: during the Association’s Annual Meeting and during the Association’s Midyear Meeting. Through authority vested to it in the Articles, the House has adopted Rules of Procedure which govern its meetings and administration. The Association president presides over meetings of the House of Delegates.

House members serve two-year terms and are elected from their respective judicial districts, with districts being entitled to one delegate for each district judge (including civil district judges, criminal district judges and family court judges). Delegates from the 1st through 19th judicial districts serve terms beginning in even-numbered years and those from the 20th through 40th judicial districts plus Orleans serve terms beginning in odd-numbered years. To be eligible for reelection, a delegate must attend at least 50 percent of all meetings held during his/her term or 50 percent of the in-state meetings held during his/her term, whichever is less. Provided attendance requirements are met, there is no limit to the number of consecutive terms a delegate may serve. Also, in accordance with the Rules of the House, the chair of each of the Association’s voluntary sections serves as an ex-officio voting member of the House.



Meeting of House of Delegates

The Louisiana State Bar Association held its House of Delegates meeting on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Hotel InterContinental New Orleans in conjunction with the LSBA Midyear Meeting. 


Resolutions

  1. Resolution to amend the Plan of Legal Specialization.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 17, 2015

  2. Resolution to amend the Rules and Regulations of the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 17, 2015

  3. Resolution to amend the standards for Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Tax Law, and Estate Planning and Administration.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 17, 2015

  4. Resolution from Immigration Law Section to amend its Bylaws.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 17, 2015

  5. Resolution from the Bar Governance Committee to amend Article X, Section 1 of the Louisiana State Bar Association to remove the limit on the number of members of the Committee on Diversity, and to clarify existing language and practices with regard to the committee.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 17, 2015

  6. Resolution from the Bar Governance Committee to amend the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Louisiana State Bar Association to eliminate all references to law student membership, thereby eliminating this membership category.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 17, 2015

  7. Resolution from the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee asking the House of Delegates to support and endorse legislation which would provide certain parties with standing to enjoin the unauthorized practice of law or pursue a civil action for damages in connection with the unauthorized practice of law.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 17, 2015

  8. Resolution from the Criminal Justice Committee asking the House of Delegates to support the study of a statewide general fund for criminal justice in an effort to ensure the most effective and efficient administration of justice in the State of Louisiana, and to ask the State Legislature to authorize and direct a Legislative Task Force comprised of various stakeholders to develop recommendations to be used as the basis for legislative and administrative action in 2016.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 17, 2015

9.  Resolution from the Criminal Justice Committee asking the House of Delegates to support the study of           
     Louisiana's marijuana laws and related Habitual Offender laws, and to ask the State Legislature to authorize
     and direct the Louisiana State Law Institute to study the laws regarding marijuana through a working group 
     comprised of various stakeholders, with recommendations of this group to be used as the basis for legislative
     and administrative action in 2016.
     Approved by the House of Delegates on January 17, 2015

10. Resolution from the 15th Judicial District House of Delegates member Steven G. "Buzz" Durio proposing that
      the House recommend to the Louisiana Supreme Court adoption of South Carolina Rules of Professional 
      Conduct Rule 1.19 as Louisiana RPC Rule 1.19, to address succession plans for lawyers in the event of death or disability.

      Withdrawn before discussion on January 17, 2015




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