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House of Delegates Discusses Resolutions, Elects Committee Members at Jan. 18 Meeting
The LSBA’s House of Delegates considered nine resolutions and elected a new chair and member to the House Liaison Committee.
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Online Voting Continues Through Feb. 19
Online voting is underway for runoffs in five LSBA leadership races. Positions are open on the Board of Governors and the Nominating Committee. Runoff balloting (online only) will continue through Feb. 19.
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LSBA Section Membership: Renew or Join by April 30
The 2020-21 membership application for the LSBA’s 30 sections was mailed on Feb. 14.
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Committee Preferences: Get Involved in Your Bar!
Committee assignment requests are now being accepted for the 2020-21 Bar year.
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Save the Dates for 2020 LSBA Annual Meeting & LSBA/LJC Summer School
The 79th LSBA Annual Meeting and the LSBA/Louisiana Judicial College Joint Summer School are scheduled for Sunday through Friday, June 7-12, at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla.
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Deadlines Set for Annual Meeting/Summer School Advertisers, Sponsors, Exhibitors
The LSBA is seeking program advertisers, sponsors, exhibitors and vendors for the 79th LSBA Annual Meeting and the LSBA/Louisiana Judicial College Joint Summer School from June 7-12 in Destin, Fla.
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Early-Bird Rate Extended to Feb. 25 for 13th Annual Solo, Small Firm and Tech Conference
Too much Mardi Gras? No worries. The early-bird registration price of $300 has been extended to Feb. 25 for the March 3-4 conference at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St.
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2020 Conclave on Diversity: Early-Bird Registration Open; Exhibitor, Sponsor Opportunities
The 13th annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession, “Celebrating 55 Years of Civil Rights: Moving from Why to How,” will be held Friday, March 27, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
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Nomination Deadline is Feb. 28 for Trailblazer Award, Guardian of Diversity Award
The LSBA’s Member Outreach and Diversity Department has listed information and nomination forms for the awards online.
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Louisiana Bar Center to Close for Mardi Gras Observance
The office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 24-25, and will reopen for business on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Interested in an Appointed LSBA House of Delegates Position? Respond ASAP
Several LSBA House of Delegates seats received no qualifiers by the Oct. 21, 2019, qualifying deadline and will be filled by presidential appointment. Members interested in being considered for appointment to these positions should email LSBA Executive Assistant Jennifer France at jen.france@lsba.org as soon as possible. Available positions are listed below.

LSBA House of Delegates (June 2020-June 2022 term)
• Second Judicial District: 2 appointments pending.
• Third Judicial District: 1 appointment pending.
• Fifth Judicial District: 2 appointments pending.
• Sixth Judicial District: 1 appointment pending.
• Thirteenth Judicial District: 2 appointments pending.

LSBA House of Delegates (June 2019-June 2021 term)
• Thirtieth Judicial District: 2 appointments pending.
• Thirty-Sixth Judicial District: 1 appointment pending.
• Thirty-Ninth Judicial District: 1 appointment pending.


LBLS Mails 2020 Annual Dues Notices to Specialists
All qualified Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (LBLS) specialists received the dues notice. The completed original dues notice, proof of professional liability insurance and the appropriate fee should be mailed or delivered to the LBLS office, 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130, no later than Feb. 28, 2020, to avoid a penalty assessment.

Contact LBLS Specialization Director Mary Ann Wegmann at (504)619-0128, email maryann.wegmann@lsba.org.


LBLS Accepting Requests for Certification Applications
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (LBLS) is accepting applications for certification in five specializations — appellate practice, estate planning and administration, family law, health law and tax law — from now through Feb. 28, 2020.
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Scam Alert: LSBA Warns Members a Recent Scam Attempt
The LSBA is continuing its mission to alert members about scams targeting lawyers and law firms. Recently, an LSBA member recounted the following incident in hopes of preventing similar situations.
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Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Files Suit Against the LSBA
A member of the Louisiana State Bar Association filed suit against the LSBA, the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Justices of the Court on August 1, 2019, challenging mandatory bar membership on First and Fourteenth amendment grounds.

Registration Open for ABA TECHSHOW 2020
LSBA members recieve a discount to the ABA TECHSHOW 2020, set for Feb. 26-29 in Chicago, Ill.

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