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 16, 2016 at the JW Marriott in New Orleans in conjunction with the LSBA Midyear Meeting. 


Resolutions

  1. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization asking the House to amend the Standards for Appellate Practice
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 16, 2016.

  2. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization asking the House to amend the Standards for Estate Planning and Administration
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 16, 2016.

  3. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization asking the House to amend the Standards for Tax Law
    Approved by the House of Delegates on January 16, 2016.

  4. Resolution from the Bar Governance Committee asking the House to amend Article X, Section 1 of the Louisiana State Bar Associatio Bylaws to add Bar Governance as a standing committee
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on January 16 ,2016.

  5. Resolution from the Bar Governance Committee asking the House to amend Article X, Section 1 of the Louisiana State Bar Associatio Bylaws to add Outreach as a standing committee
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on January 16, 2016.

  6. Resolution from the Bar Governance Committee asking the House to amend Article X, Section 1 (5) of the Louisiana State Bar Association Bylaws regarding Legislation Committee composition to remove the language limiting the number of House of Delegates representatives from any single judicial district
    Approved as amended by the House of Delegates on January 16, 2016.

  7. Resolution from 32nd Judicial District Delegate Charles C. Bourque, Jr. directing LSBA to develop and implement a public information and media strategy that would permit the organization to respond to unwarranted attacks on the profession and the judiciary such as the recent media criticism of judges who attend the Joint Summer School Program between the LSBA and the Louisiana Judicial College in a timely, effective, and responsible manner.
    Defeated by the House of Delegates on January 16, 2016.






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