Louisiana State Bar Association News

Supreme Court Amends Rule XIX Regarding JLAP
On November 21, 2019, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an order amending Rule XIX, Section 24E3 to specify that in lawyer disciplinary matters JLAP is the path through which respondents must pass to be reinstated or readmitted in cases wherein substance use disorders are a causative factor in misconduct.

Elections: Online Voting Underway, Open Through Dec. 16
First-round online voting has opened for 16 contested leadership positions on the Board of Governors, Nominating Committee, Young Lawyers Division Council and American Bar Association House of Delegates.

Election Ballot Includes Proposed Amendment to Articles of Incorporation
LSBA members can obtain more information about the proposed amendment to the Articles of Incorporation by reviewing the HOD resolution at:

Nominations for 2020 Pro Bono Awards Now Open!
Nominations are open through Feb. 7 for the 2020 Pro Bono Publico and Children’s Law Awards.

CLE Compliance for Board-Certified Specialists is Dec. 31, 2019
Board-certified attorneys in a specific field of law must meet a minimum CLE requirement for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2019.

Nomination Deadline is Feb. 28, 2020, for Trailblazer Award, Guardian of Diversity Award
The LSBA’s Member Outreach and Diversity Department has listed information and nomination forms for the awards online.

Available 24/7: LSBA Expands Selection of eBooks
The LSBA’s selection of eBooks covers various aspects of the practice of law.

House Resolution Deadline is Dec. 18 for 2020 Midyear Meeting
Resolutions by House members and committee and section chairs should be mailed to LSBA Secretary Patrick A. Talley, Jr., c/o Louisiana Bar Center, 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130-3404.

Deadlines Approaching for Earning and Reporting CLE Credits
Preliminary transcripts will be mailed to LSBA members on or before Dec. 1. All hours must be earned by Dec. 31, 2019, and must be reported no later than Jan. 31, 2020, or late penalties will apply.

Interested in an Appointed LSBA House of Delegates Position? Respond ASAP
Several LSBA House of Delegates seats (for the June 2020-June 2022 term) received no qualifiers by the Oct. 21 qualifying deadline and will be filled by presidential appointment.

Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Files Suit Against the LSBA
A member of the Louisiana State Bar Association filed suit against the LSBA, the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Justices of the Court on August 1, 2019, challenging mandatory bar membership on First and Fourteenth amendment grounds.

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