Louisiana State Bar Association News

President's Message: Code of Professionalism
Dear Friends: A little more than twenty-five years ago the Supreme Court and our State Bar collaborated to create a Code of Professionalism. This one-page Code, although not mandatory, served as an aspirational guide to how we should conduct ourselves in our legal careers as professionally as possible.

Comments Sought on Proposed Amendments to Louisiana District Court Rules
The Louisiana Supreme Court’s Court Rules Committee has posted its latest proposed amendments to the Louisiana District Court Rules on the LASC’s website.

Promote Locally: Lawyers in Libraries Programs Set for Oct. 22-27
The LSBA “Lawyers in Libraries” week of service, held in conjunction with National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, will be held from Oct. 22-27 in public libraries in every parish.

Elections: Self-Qualifying Period Open, Continues Through Oct. 22
Several leadership positions are open in the 2018-19 LSBA election cycle.

Gift Card Donations to be Collected for Hurricane Florence Victims
The Louisiana State Bar Association is collecting gift card donations for the legal communities in North and South Carolina who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Gov. John Bel Edwards Declares Oct. 22-27 as “Pro Bono Week”
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a proclamation recognizing the special week.

House Resolution Deadline is Dec. 14 for 2019 Midyear Meeting
The LSBA's Midyear Meeting is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 17-19, 2019, at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge. The deadline for submitting resolutions for the House of Delegates meeting is Friday, Dec. 14. (The House will meet on Jan. 19, 2019.)

Calling All Santas! Sign Up Now to Participate in the 2018 Secret Santa Project
Want to give back this holiday season? Participate in the 22nd annual Secret Santa Project! Through the Project, the legal community brightens the holidays for children in need by purchasing clothes and gifts, with the inspiration taken from the children’s own “wish lists.”

Learn more and download a volunteer participation form:

CAC and 'WEEN DREAM Partnering for Halloween Costume Donations
The LSBA/Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Community Action Committee is again assisting the ‘WEEN DREAM program in the collection of new and/or slightly used Halloween costumes for children in need.

Review the list of drop-off locations statewide.

New Admittees Reception is Nov. 8 in New Orleans
The reception is 5-6:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Bar Center, 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. RSVP at:

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600