Louisiana State Bar Association News

LSBA Member Judy Perry Martinez Sworn In as ABA President-Elect
Judy Perry Martinez, of counsel in the New Orleans law firm of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, L.L.P., was sworn in as president-elect of the American Bar Association (ABA) at the close of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Aug. 7.

2018 Civil Legal Aid Award Nominations Open Until Aug. 24
The LSBA is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Civil Legal Aid Awards, recognizing the outstanding work of lawyers serving in the public interest community.

Nominating Committee to Meet Aug. 24 to Nominate President-Elect, Secretary
The president-elect will serve for the 2019-20 term and the secretary will serve for the 2019-21 term. The president-elect will automatically assume the presidency in 2020-21.

Attorney Volunteers Sought for Lawyers in Libraries Events
The LSBA is partnering with Louisiana public libraries for “Lawyers in Libraries” events the week of Oct. 22-27.

35% Discount Available for the 2018 Clio Cloud Conference
LSBA members are eligible to receive a 35% discount to this year’s Clio Cloud Conference, to be held October 4-5 in New Orleans. The two-day conference features 50 speakers and a chance to network with 1500 forward-thinking legal professionals. CLE credit will be available. 

Included with your Conference Pass:
  • Access to conference keynotes and sessions in the Technology, Business of Law, and Clio University tracks
  • Admission for you and a spouse to the Thursday evening conference-wide Clio After Dark Industry Event 
  • Access to all Ex Parte sessions, including 1:1 support at the Clio Smart Bar
  • Opportunities for facetime with Clio executives and developers to put your ideas into action
  • Access to a range of conference partners who offer solutions tailored to suit the needs of the legal industry
  • Light breakfast, gourmet lunch, snacks, and beverages during the conference
  • Onsite opportunities for health and wellness

Members can click here and use the code LSBAMEMBER to recieve their discount:

Avoid Penalties, Ineligibility: Pay Dues & Assessment, File Statement & Trust Account Form
The 2018-19 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. Delinquency notices are mailed the first week of August to members who have not complied. Read more:

Space Still Available for LSBA’s 2018 CLE Cruise on the Danube River
The LSBA’s CLE Cruise on the Danube River will be Saturday, Dec. 8, through Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.


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