Louisiana State Bar Association News


2017 LSBA Annual Meeting, Joint LSBA-LJC Summer School: Registration Open!
“Get in the Scene” is the theme for the 76th LSBA Annual Meeting and Joint LSBA/Louisiana Judicial College Summer School, all set for June 4-9 in Destin, Fla.
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Louisiana Bar Center to Close for Mardi Gras
The LSBA offices at 601 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27-28, and will reopen on Wednesday, March 1.


Sponsors, Exhibitors, Advertisers for Annual Meeting/Summer School: Respond by May 5
Several promotional opportunities are available on-site and in program materials.
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Nomination Deadline Extended for YLD Awards
March 1 is the deadline for nominations for the five awards.
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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Kimball Award
The nomination deadline for the Catherine D. Kimball Award for Advancement of the Administration of Justice is March 31.
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Supreme Court Seeking Comments on Proposed Amendment to RPC 1.5(f)(2)
The Louisiana Supreme Court is seeking comments through March 1 from Bar members and the public.
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Registration is Open for ABA Business Law Section’s Spring Meeting in New Orleans
The LSBA is partnering with the American Bar Association Business Law Section for the Section’s April 6-8 meeting in New Orleans.
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Online Pro Bono Survey Active Through March 10: Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Let us know what you think about Pro Bono!
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Committee Preferences: Response Deadline is April 17
Committee assignment requests are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Bar year.

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La. Board of Legal Specialization Sets Dates for Certification Applications
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization is accepting requests for applications for certification in six areas.

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Runoff Election Results Certified
Three LSBA members have been certified elected for leadership positions, following the close of runoff balloting on Feb. 6. Shannon S. Dartez of Lafayette was elected to the Third District Board of Governors seat. Valerie T. Schexnayder of Baton Rouge was elected to the Fifth District Board of Governors seat. James E. Courtenay of New Orleans was elected to the First District Young Lawyers Division Council seat.

U.S. 5th Circuit Seeking Comments on Proposed Amendment
Written comments will be accepted through March 6 on the proposed amendment to 5th Circuit Rule 32.4. Review the proposed amendment and comment submission procedures at: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/.

Nominations Being Accepted for Diversity/Inclusion Awards through Feb. 28
The LSBA’s Member Outreach and Diversity Department has opened the nomination period for two awards.
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Registration Open for ABA TECHSHOW 2017
LSBA members receive a registration discount to the TECHSHOW, set for March 15-18 in Chicago, Ill.
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Earn CLE Credits Online!
LSBA members can earn up to 4 hours of electronically assisted CLE credits.
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