Louisiana State Bar Association News

Website to Launch Feb. 27 for LJC/LSBA Joint Summer School and LSBA Annual Meeting
“Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” is the theme of the 2018 Louisiana Judicial College/LSBA Joint Summer School and LSBA Annual Meeting, set for June 3-8 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla.

Supreme Court Tasks LSBA with MCLE Administration
The Louisiana Supreme Court, in conjunction with the Louisiana State Bar Association, announced today that as of Jan. 1, 2018, the Court’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program will be administered by the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA).

Two Members Elected Following Runoff Races
Edward L. Tarpley, Jr. has been certified elected for the LSBA Board of Governors’ Sixth District seat. Kelly E. Balfour has been certified elected for the LSBA Nominating Committee District 2A seat.

LSBA’s LIFT Incubator Program seeks two new attorney applicants in New Orleans
The LSBA Access to Justice Department is accepting applications for the LIFT incubator project at the New Orleans Family Justice Center (NOFJC).

Committee Preferences: Response Deadline is April 16
Committee assignment requests are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Bar year.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for LSBA Awards
Award information and nomination procedures can be accessed online.

Registration Open for ABA TECHSHOW 2018
LSBA members receive a registration discount to the TECHSHOW, set for March 7-10, 2018, in Chicago, Ill.

Registration is Open for the 2018 Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession
The theme of the 11th annual Conclave will be "Diversity and Inclusion: From Rhetoric to Reality." 

LBLS Mails 2018 Dues Notice to All Qualified Specialists
The dues notice, together with a $175 check payable to the “Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization,” should be forwarded to the LBLS office, 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130, no later than March 5 to avoid a penalty assessment. For more information, contact LBLS Specialization Director Mary Ann Wegmann, email maryann.wegmann@lsba.org or call (504)619-0128.

5th Circuit Seeking Public Comments on Rule Change Through March 9
The proposed change is to 5th Circuit Rule 35.5.

LBLS Now Accepting Certification Application Requests
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (LBLS) is now accepting requests for applications for 2018 certification in appellate practice, estate planning and administration, family law and tax law through Feb. 28, 2018.


LSBA Disaster Response Website Activated In Wake of Major Storms
The LSBA Disaster Response website was activated in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to aid Bar members in Louisiana and our neighbors in Texas. The website provides useful information on volunteering, donating, displacement resources, emergency declarations and assistance for flood victims.

Click here to visit the LSBA Disaster Response website.

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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