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 Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida in conjunction with the LSBA Annual Meeting. 


Resolutions

  1. Resolution from the Corporate & Business Law Section asking the House to approve a restatement of the Section’s Bylaws.
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on June 11, 2015

  2. Resolution from the Solo & Small Firms Section asking the House to approve a number of amendments to the Section’s Bylaws.
    Unanimously approvd by the House of Delegates on June 11, 2015

  3. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization asking the House to amend the Family Law Standards to permit board certified family law specialists to receive family law specialization CLE credit for providing pro bono legal representation, in accordance with the Supreme Court of Louisiana Rules for Continuing Legal Education.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on June 11, 2015

    The following two resolutions were considered together:

  4. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization asking the House of Delegates to approve an additional area of specialty and certification for those attorneys practicing in the field of appellate law.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on June 11, 2015

  5. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization asking the House of Delegates to adopt the proposed standards for the appellate practice specialty (if House approves Resolution No. 4).
    Approved by the House of Delegates on June 11, 2015

  6. Resolution from the Access to Justice Policy Committee to create the Louisiana Access to Justice Commission, and to amend the LSBA Bylaws to facilitate same.
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on June 11, 2015

  7. Resolution from 15th Judicial District Delegate 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, to address succession plans for lawyers in the event of death or disability.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on June 11, 2015

  8. Resolution from 19th Judicial District Delegate Michael W. McKay:
    Unanimously approved by the House of Delegates on June 11, 2015





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