House of Delegates to Consider 3 Resolutions at Annual Meeting
The LSBA House of Delegates will consider three resolutions at its Thursday, June 6, meeting at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla.
More...Still Time to Register at Great Rates for Combined Annual Meeting/Joint Summer School
The current registration pricing level will run through May 24 for the combined LSBA 72nd Annual Meeting and LSBA/Louisiana Judicial College Joint Summer School, set for June 2-7 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla.
More...2013 Legislative Session: Executive Committee Moves 4 Bills to “No Position”
The LSBA’s Board of Governors in April approved several bill position recommendations of the LSBA’s Legislation Committee.
More...LSBA Pairing CLE Program with Danube River Cruise in December 2013
The Louisiana State Bar Association is offering an exciting CLE opportunity paired with a cruise on the Danube River. The eight-day itinerary will take passengers through four of Europe’s most enchanting countries — Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia — along the storied Danube River.
More...July 1 Deadline: Filing Registration Statement and Trust Account Disclosure Form, Paying LSBA Dues and LADB Assessment
The 2013-14 Attorney Registration Statement/Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) Assessment and Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Membership Dues Notice will be mailed this week. The completed Attorney Registration Statement and two separate checks must be received by the Association on or before July 1, 2013, to avoid penalties. A notice regarding online reporting of the Louisiana Supreme Court Trust Account Disclosure and Overdraft Notification Authorization is included in this mailing. To file your trust account information, go to the LADB website at: http://www.ladb.org. Reporting deadline is July 1.
Louisiana Bar Center to Close for Memorial Day
The Louisiana Bar Center will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen for business at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
Thanks to Annual Meeting/Joint Summer School Sponsors!
The Louisiana Judicial College and the Louisiana State Bar Association would like to thank the following Annual Meeting/Joint Summer School sponsors (as of 5-14-13) for their generosity.
More...LSBA Members Participating in “Month of Service” Projects in May
Answering the call from LSBA President John H. Musser IV, local and specialty bars throughout the state are coordinating community service projects during the “Month of Service” in May.
More...Nominations Sought for Crystal Gavel Awards
The LSBA’s Crystal Gavel Awards Committee is seeking nominations for 2013-14 Crystal Gavel Awards. The nomination deadline is July 22, 2013.
More...Leadership LSBA 2013-14 Class Applications Now Available
LSBA President-Elect Richard K. Leefe is currently seeking applications from Young Lawyers for the Leadership LSBA 2013/2014 Class. This program was created in 2002 by LSBA President Larry Feldman, Jr. and provides exposure to how the LSBA functions as well as the pressing issues that face the Association and the legal profession. It also provides participants with general information on the responsibilities of volunteer leaders.
Through at least one project (previous projects included a high school art contest, a “Coming of Age” brochure for high school seniors, a series of pro bono CLEs, and a 5K benefiting the Lawyers Assistance Program), the program strives to further develop young attorneys’ leadership skills and to provide them with opportunities for statewide networking. Prior classes have ranged in size from 5 to 16, but Richard’s goal this year is to appoint 10 members.
Professionalism Facilitator Training Workshop Scheduled for May 22
The LSBA’s Institute of Inclusion is presenting a Professionalism Facilitator Training Workshop from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Louisiana Bar Center, 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Organizers have applied for CLE credit. Cathy Harris, with C. Harris Companies, Inc., and Theodore A. Quant, director of the Twomey Center for Peace through Justice at Loyola University in New Orleans, will deliver the full-day workshop, “Train the LSBA Diversity Facilitator.” For more information or to register, go to: http://www.lsba.org/diversity.
Lawyers’ Assistance Program Offers Services to LSBA Members and Their Families
The Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Inc. provides confidential assistance to LSBA members and their families with problems such as alcoholism, substance abuse, mental health issues, gambling and all other addictions. To review all services and to read the latest LAP newsletter, go to: http://www.lsba.org/lap.