Louisiana State Bar Association News

House of Delegates Vacancies in 4 Districts: Interested in an Appointment?
LSBA House of Delegates vacancies exist in the 32nd Judicial District (4 seats), the 36th Judicial District (2 seats), the 39th Judicial District (1 seat) and the 40th Judicial District (2 seats).

Voting Underway in 3 Runoff Races
Runoff voting began Jan. 9 and will continue through Feb. 6 in three races.

YLD Professional Development CLE Set for Jan. 20
The $30 seminar is open to the first 175 young lawyers who register.

House of Delegates to Consider 9 Resolutions at Jan. 21 Meeting
The House meeting begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.

Free CLE Seminars Offered on Jan. 19
The three FREE seminars will be presented in conjunction with the LSBA Midyear Meeting in Baton Rouge.

Senior Lawyers Division to Host Luncheon in Conjunction with Midyear Meeting
The three-course luncheon will be held at Juban's (3739 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge) at noon on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Now In Your Inbox: Louisiana Statewide Pro Bono Survey of Attorneys
Let us know what you think about Pro Bono!

Committee Preferences: Response Deadline is April 17
Committee assignment requests are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Bar year.

Fastcase 7 Version Now Available to LSBA Members
Fastcase 7, a new version offering a more fluid and easy-to-navigate online legal research library, is still offered at no charge to active LSBA members.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Pro Bono and Children’s Law Awards
The Louisiana State Bar Association nominations for its 2017 Friend of Pro Bono Award, Pro Bono Publico Award, Career Public Interest Award, the David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, the Law Student Award and the Children's Law Award will open December 5, 2016. Awards will be presented at a pro bono reception in May, 2016.

Nominations close on February 17, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Click here to submit a nomination online.

Nominations Being Accepted for Diversity/Inclusion Awards through Feb. 28, 2017
The LSBA’s Member Outreach and Diversity Department has opened the nomination period for two awards.

2017 YLD Awards: Nomination Deadline is Feb. 10, 2017
The LSBA Young Lawyers Division will present five awards in 2017.

IRS Sets 2017 Mileage Rate for Business Purposes
The Internal Revenue Service has set the 2017 mileage rate for business purposes at 53.5 cents per mile. This rate became effective Jan. 1.

Registration Open for ABA TECHSHOW 2017
LSBA members receive a registration discount to the TECHSHOW, set for March 15-18 in Chicago, Ill.

Earn CLE Credits Online!
LSBA members can earn up to 4 hours of electronically assisted CLE credits.

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