Louisiana State Bar Association News

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LSBA Nominating Committee to Nominate President-Elect, Secretary
The LSBA's Nominating Committee will meet on Friday, Aug. 19, in New Orleans to nominate a president-elect for the 2017-18 term and a secretary for the 2017-19 term. The president-elect will automatically assume the presidency in 2018-19.

Avoid Penalties and Ineligibility: Pay Dues and Assessment, File Statement and Trust Account Disclosure
The 2016-17 LSBA membership dues, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board assessment, the Attorney Registration Statement and the Louisiana Supreme Court Trust Account Disclosure and Overdraft Notification Authorization were all due on July 1.

Comments Sought on Proposed Forms for City and Parish Courts
The Louisiana Supreme Court’s Uniform Forms Committee for City and Parish Courts has completed a set of proposed forms for use by attorneys and self-represented parties in city and parish courts statewide.

Volunteers Sought for 2016 Law School Professionalism Orientations
Lawyers and judges are needed to lead discussion groups in the next round of law school professionalism orientations: Southern, Aug. 11; LSU, Aug. 12; Loyola, Aug. 15; and Tulane, Aug. 16. Contact LSBA Associate Executive Director Cheri Cotogno Grodsky at (800)421-5722, ext. 107, (504)619-0107; fax (504)598-6753; or email cgrodsky@lsba.org.  

Response Deadline Aug. 3: Sponsors for 2016 Law School Professionalism Orientations
Sponsors are needed for the law school professionalism orientations at Southern, Loyola and Tulane. Contact LSBA Program Coordinator/Marketing and Sections Christine A. Richard at (504)619-0105, (800)421-5722, ext. 105, or email crichard@lsba.org.

Volunteers Needed: LSBA to Participate in ABA’s Online Pro Bono Project
What do pro bono volunteers and pajamas have in common?

19 Students Complete “Suit Up for the Future” Program
The LSBA’s Diversity Committee, the Just the Beginning Foundation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation hosted another successful program this summer. Review photos and follow-up at: https://www.facebook.com/SuitUpForTheFuture/.

Legal Specialization Update: LASC Court Order and Recertification Applications
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization received notice that, on June 2, the Louisiana Supreme Court amended Rule 7.2(c)(5) of the Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct. Learn more about recertification applications.

LASC Announces Revisions to Rule XXIII, Effective July 1
The Louisiana Supreme Court approved substantive revisions to Supreme Court Rule XXIII pertaining to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, effective July 1.

Latest Issue of Seasoning SLD Newsletter Now Online
Read articles from the LSBA Senior Lawyers Division’s July 2016 e-newsletter online at: https://www.lsba.org/SLD/Default.aspx.

Volunteers Needed for Lawyers in Libraries Day of Service on Oct. 27
The LSBA and the Louisiana Library Association are again sponsoring “Lawyers in Libraries” events across the state, in either “Ask a Lawyer” format or other educational presentations.

To participate or for more information, go to: http://www.LouisianaLawyersinLibraries.org

LBF Grants More Than $5.9 Million for Social Justice Initiatives in 2016-17
Review all of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s 2016-17 grants: https://www.raisingthebar.org/GrantPrograms/2016Grantees.pdf.  

LASC’s Court Order: Rule 1.17 Enacted; Rule 5.4(a)(4) Amended
By order signed June 21, the Louisiana Supreme Court enacted Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 1.17, which handles “Sale of a Law Practice.”

2016 Legislative Recap: Status of Bills Supported and Opposed by LSBA
The LSBA supported 10 bills and opposed 29 bills in the 2016 Louisiana legislative session. Review the recap on the LSBA’s Legislative Advocacy webpage or go to: http://files.lsba.org/documents/Legislation/2016regsession.pdf.

LASC’s Court Order: Rule 7.2(c)(5) Amended
By order signed June 2, the Louisiana Supreme Court amended Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 7.2(c)(5).

First Specialty Bars Conference Set for Saturday, Aug. 20, in New Orleans
The CLE conference, “Changing the Profession from Within,” will include topics of interest to specialty bars and offers networking opportunities.

The conference will take place at the New Orleans Ritz Carlton (921 Canal St.) and has been approved for 5.50 CLE credit hours. Click here to view the full schedule and speaker list, and to register online.

Mediators/Arbitrators: Book a Listing in “Who’s Who in ADR 2016” Directory
Text listings and photos from arbitrators and mediators are now being accepted. The response deadline is July 29.


Updated Louisiana District Court Rules Now Online
Following a 30-day public comment period and Committee review of all comments received, the Louisiana Supreme Court approved the latest District Court Rules amendments on May 18, 2016. The effective date of these amendmentswas July 1, 2016. The latest version of the Rules may be found online at: http://www.lasc.org/rules/DistrictCourt.asp.

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