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's House of Delegates meeting was held Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida, in conjunction with the LSBA Annual Meeting. 


Resolutions

  1. Resolution from the Civil Law & Litigation Section asking the House to approve a restatement of the Section's Bylaws. 
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on June 5, 2014.

  2. Resolution from the Ashley Foret Dees and Laura N. Buck asking the House to create an Immigration Law Section and adopt Bylaws for same.
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on June 5, 2014.

  3. Resolution from the Committee on Diversity to recognize and offer its appreciation to Kelly McNeil Legier, who served as LSBA Director of Member Outreach and Diversity from January 2008 through March 2014. 
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on June 5, 2014.

  4. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization asking the House to amend the Plan of Legal Specialization to delete Labor and Employment Law as a specialty field of law to be replaced with Labor Law as a separate specialty field of law and Employment Law as a separate specialty field of law. 
    Approved by the House of Delegates on June 5, 2014.

  5. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization asking the House to amend the LBLS standards for Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Tax Law and Estate Planning and Administration. 
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on June 5, 2014.

  6. Resolution from Robert A. Kutcher and Thomas C. Cerullo, both of the 24th Judicial District, asking the House of Delegates to support legislation reducing crimes involving the classification of simple possession of marijuana and its chemical derivatives from a felony to a misdemeanor with appropriate incremental penalties for habitual offenders. 
    Approved by the House of Delegates on June 5, 2014.

  7. Resolution from the Executive Committee to address two housekeeping issues as related to committees:
     a) Change name of the Public Access and Consumer Protection Committee to the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee to more accurately reflect the committee's purpose; and
     b) Convert Ethics Advisory Service from its current composition as a Subcommittee of the Rules of Professional Conduct Comittee to a standing committee of the LSBA.
     
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on June 5, 2014.

  8. Resolution from the Young Lawyers Division proposing a restatement of its Bylaws. 
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on June 5, 2014.



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