Lawyer Advertising Filing

Please note that an advertisement/communication is not considered "filed" until it has been actually received and "clocked-in" by LSBA Ethics Counsel, i.e., the date an item is placed within the mail to be sent to the LSBA generally does not constitute the date of "filing." Please note, also, that "filings" are NOT accepted via email or fax.

To be "concurrent", a "filing" must be received by the LSBA no later than the date of first use/dissemination of the advertisement/communication (i.e., typically, received by the LSBA on the same day as first use/dissemination).

Filing Information

Filing Fees:
Payable to "Louisiana State Bar Association", for EACH separate/distinct advertisement/communication.

Optional Advance Written Advisory Opinion Process
Filed at least 30 days prior to first use/dissemination

Regular Filings
Filed prior to or concurrent with first use/dissemination

Late Filings
Filed after first use/dissemination

New Lawyer Discounted Filings: 
Members admitted to the LSBA for less than three (3) years AND not affiliated with a firm of 5 or more lawyers are eligible for a discounted filing fee of $100.00 for each separate advertisement or unsolicited written communication filed prior to or concurrent with first use/dissemination. Late filings for eligible new lawyers will be assessed an additional $100.00 late fee (for a total filing fee of $200.00) [effective 11/11/2022].

Pre-File Online

Pre-filing online allows members of the LSBA to generate their Lawyer Advertising Application Packet and obtain their filing number.
Pre-File Online Now

Filing Forms

Application Formrequired for ALL new filings
Application Addendumrequired for new filings of unsolicited written communications
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600