Louisiana State Bar Association News

Board of Governors Adopts Positions on 17 Bills
The LSBA’s Board of Governors on April 22 adopted positions on 17 bills pending before the Louisiana Legislature.

Mediators/Arbitrators: Book a Listing in “Who’s Who in ADR 2017” Directory
The response deadline is July 28.

Louisiana Civil Justice Center Launches Second “Justice Tour,” Seeks Attorney Involvement
The Louisiana Civil Justice Center has begun its second “Justice Tour” to address the overwhelming legal needs in the poorest and most underserved rural parishes of the state.

U.S. 5th Circuit Approves Amendment to Rule 32.4
Following the public comment period, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals approved the amendment to Rule 32.4, Motion for Extra-Length Briefs.

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed District Court Rule Amendments
The Louisiana Supreme Court’s Court Rules Committee has opened the 30-day public comment period on the spring 2017 proposed amendments to the Louisiana District Court Rules and their Appendices. The comment period began April 7.

Attorney Volunteer Opportunities Open for 2017 Suit Up Program
The "Suit Up for the Future Program," set for June 12-30, needs attorney volunteers for one-hour talks with high school students and for student shadowing.

LSBA Pilot Mentoring Program Expanded: More Mentors Needed!
The Louisiana Supreme Court recently reapproved and expanded the LSBA Committee on the Profession’s "Transition into Practice" (TIP) Program statewide.

House of Delegates Resolution Deadline is May 10
The House’s next meeting is Thursday, June 8, in Destin, Fla.

Sponsors, Exhibitors, Advertisers for Annual Meeting/Summer School: Respond by May 5
Several promotional opportunities are available on-site and in program materials.

Online Survey Now Open on “Justice Gap”
The Louisiana Access to Justice Commission’s Modest Means Committee is examining the lack of legal services available to clients falling into the “justice gap.”

LSBA Dues and LADB Assessment Payment Cycle Will Begin in Mid-May
When the dues/assessment cycle is activated, LSBA members will have the option to pay their LSBA dues and Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board assessment by ACH electronic check, credit card, or download and mail their Attorney Registration Statement and checks for the payment of fees.

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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