Louisiana State Bar Association News

Scam Alert: LSBA Warns Members about New Phishing Scam
The LSBA is continuing its mission to alert members about scams targeting lawyers and law firms. An alert LSBA member recently suspected a phishing attempt targeting Louisiana lawyers in a succession/inheritance scheme.

Written Comments Accepted Through April 24 on LBLS Employment Law, Labor Law Standards
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization will accept written comments through April 24 on the Employment Law Standards and Labor Law Standards.

LSBA Legislation Committee’s Public Meeting Set for April 27 in Baton Rouge
The LSBA Legislation Committee’s public meeting begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.

Public Notice for Appointment of New Magistrate Judge
The U.S. Judicial Conference authorized the appointment of a third full-time U.S. magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, Baton Rouge.

Registration Open for Francophone Section’s August CLE Program in Canada
The LSBA's Francophone Section is presenting a CLE program, “Acadian Diaspora: From Louisiana to Acadia,” on Aug. 20 on the campus of the University of Moncton School of Law in New Brunswick, Canada.

Sponsors, Exhibitors, Advertisers for Annual Meeting/Summer School: Respond by May 3
The LJC / LSBA Joint Summer School and LSBA Annual Meeting offers a variety of venues for sponsors and vendors to market products or services to the states’ legal professionals.

House of Delegates Resolution Deadline is May 8
The House’s next meeting is Thursday, June 6, in Destin, Fla.

Volunteer Opportunities Open for 2019 Suit Up for the Future Program
The 2019 summer program for high school students interested in the legal profession is scheduled for June 10-28.

Professionalism Speakers’ Workshop Set for May 10
Anyone interested in becoming a better speaker on professionalism topics should register for this free highly interactive CLE.

Grow Your Business with LSBA’s Online Modest Means Legal Directory
The LSBA’s Online Modest Means Legal Directory connects attorneys offering affordable legal options with people who can pay for discounted services. With more than 1,700 directory views in the first year, the directory offers members the chance to gain clients and increase access to legal representation.

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Early Registration Available Through April 30 for Annual Meeting, Summer School
Take advantage of special pricing through April 30 for the 78th LSBA Annual Meeting and the LSBA/Louisiana Judicial College Joint Summer School, with the 1960s-vibed theme “Evolution of the Profession.”

Mediators/Arbitrators: Book a Listing in “Who’s Who in ADR 2019” Directory
Text listings and photos from arbitrators and mediators are being accepted for the “Who’s Who in ADR 2019” Directory. The Directory is printed and mailed with the October/November 2019 Louisiana Bar Journal, then uploaded to the LSBA website for a year of access. The cost is $125 per listing. The submission deadline is Monday, July 22, 2019.

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Notice: La. State Board of Social Work Examiners Solicitation for Legal Services
The Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners has issued a Solicitation for Legal Services. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. April 30.

Nominations Accepted Through June 30 for Citizen Lawyer Award
Submit a nomination: Or email the LSBA’s Member Outreach and Diversity Department at

Written Comment Period Open on Reports from Price of Justice Grant Advisory Committee
The Louisiana Supreme Court’s written comment period for feedback on the work of the Price of Justice Advisory Committee will be open through April 28. For more information on the comment period, go online:  

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