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 House of Delegates met on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in conjunction with the Combined Annual Meeting/Summer School for Lawyers & Judges. 

Resolutions
  1. Resolution from the Children’s Law Committee to constitute it as a standing committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
    Approved by the House of Delegates on June 8, 2017.

  2. Resolution from the Transitioning Lawyers Committee requesting that the LSBA recommend to the Louisiana Supreme Court the creation of the LSBA Receivership Program, which program would create volunteer “Receivership Teams” to assist in instances of death or disability inactive status where there is no associate, partner or estate administrator.
    Unanimously Approved by the House of Delegates on June 8, 2017.

  3. Resolution from Francis J. Barry, Jr. (41st Judicial District) requesting that the House of Delegates reconsider and rehear its January 21, 2017 approval of standards for specialization in in Labor Law.
    Withdrawn before discussion.

  4. Resolution from Francis J. Barry, Jr. (41st Judicial District) requesting that the House of Delegates reconsider and rehear its January 21, 2017 approval of standards for specialization in Employment Law.
    Withdrawn before discussion.

  5. Resolution from R. Bradley Lewis (22nd Judicial District) asking that the LSBA:
    • support the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I of the Louisiana Constitution, regarding freedom of speech and freedom of religion;
    • that the LSBA urge the repeal of all laws and municipal ordinances, regulations, rules, executive orders, and other practices that prohibit or impair the freedom of speech or freedom of religion, or that discriminate against persons because of their faith, their free exercise thereof, or because of their expression of their religious or political views;
    • urge the adoption of laws which protect freedom of speech and freedom of religion; and
    • send a copy of this resolution to the Governor of the State of Louisiana, the Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives, the President of the Louisiana State Senate, and to the Louisiana Municipal Association.

    Withdrawn before discussion.

  6. Resolution from Past President James J. Davidson III to create a First Amendment Preservation Section and adopt bylaws for same.
    Defeated by the House of Delegates on June 8, 2017.












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