Louisiana State Bar Association News

Elections: Self-Qualifying Underway, Continues Through Oct. 16
Leadership positions are open on the Board of Governors, LSBA House of Delegates, Nominating Committee, Young Lawyers Division and American Bar Association House of Delegates.

House Resolution Deadline is Dec. 13 for 2018 Midyear Meeting
The LSBA Midyear Meeting is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 18-20, 2018, at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Volunteers Needed for “Lawyers in Libraries” Events in 7 Parishes
During the week of Oct. 23-28, the Louisiana Library Association and the LSBA will sponsor “Lawyers in Libraries” events across the state in support of the National Pro Bono Celebration.

Award Nomination Deadlines, Forms Available Online for Diversity-Related Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the Guardian of Diversity Award, the Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession Award and the Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Trailblazer Award.

Notice from 22nd JDC/St. Tammany Parish: Document Recordation
As of Sept. 1, attorneys and pro se litigants will be responsible for recording all documents that require recordation in 22nd Judicial District Court/St. Tammany Parish.

Justice Reinvestment Reforms Practitioners' Guide Now Available
To help criminal law attorneys stay up-to-date on the law changes this past legislative session, the Louisiana Department of  Corrections created a Practitioners’ Guide.

Attorney Arbitrator Volunteers Sought for LSBA Lawyer Fee Dispute Resolution Program
More attorney arbitrator volunteers are needed to handle cases.

LSBA Pilot Mentoring Program Expanded: More Mentors Needed!
The LSBA Committee on the Profession’s "Transition into Practice" (TIP) mentor program for new admittees has been expanded statewide.

LBLS Sets Submission Date for Bankruptcy Law Certification Applications
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization is accepting applications for business bankruptcy law and consumer bankruptcy law certification through Sept. 30.

Attorney Volunteers: Offer Your Time with LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org!
The new website connects low-income individuals with much needed legal help. Through the website, attorney volunteers will be able to log in whenever and wherever they like to anonymously respond to legal questions submitted by individuals who could not otherwise afford to consult an attorney.

To volunteer or to learn more, click here. Or contact Rachael Mills with the Access to Justice Department at (504)619-0104 or email rachael.mills@lsba.org.

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