Louisiana State Bar Association News

New Orleans New Admittees’ Reception Scheduled for Nov. 10
New admittees will be recognized from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Bar Center (601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans).

Panel Discussion on “Gender and Racial Diversity of Louisiana’s Judges” Set for Oct. 24
The release of the report, “Gender and Racial Diversity of Louisiana’s Judges,” will be followed by a panel discussion, beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Tulane University Law School’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, Room 110, 6329 Freret St., New Orleans.

MCLE Committee Approves Hardship CLE Exemption for Flooding Victims
The Louisiana Supreme Court’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee has approved a CLE hardship exemption for 2016 for attorneys who have had substantial flood damage to their homes and/or offices.

LBLS-Certified Specialists Being Offered Hardship CLE Exemption
Specialists certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (LBLS) who experienced substantial flood damage to their homes and/or offices can take advantage of a specialization CLE hardship exemption for 2016.

Calling All Santas! Sign Up Now to Participate in the 2016 Secret Santa Project
Want to give back this holiday season? Participate in the 20th annual Secret Santa Project!

LBLS Sets Public Hearing for Health Law Certification
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (LBLS) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 3.

Solo and Small Firms Section Trust Accounting CLE Scheduled for Nov. 11
The 2-hour CLE is titled "Trust Accounting for Solos & Small Firms."


House Resolution Deadline is Dec. 15 for 2017 Midyear Meeting
The LSBA's Midyear Meeting is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 19-21, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Attorney Volunteers: Offer Your Time with LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org!
The new website connects low-income individuals with attorneys who provide answers to their questions, online and anonymously. To volunteer or learn more, go to the LSBA’s Access to Justice webpage, https://www.lsba.org/atj. Or contact Rachael Mills with the Access to Justice Department at (504)619-0104 or email rachael.mills@lsba.org.

Rocket Matter Offering Free Webinar Nov. 3
Rocket Matter, an LSBA member benefit offering cloud-based legal practice management software, is offering a free webinar, “How Law Firms Use Legal Practice Management Software,” beginning at noon CST Thursday, Nov. 3. Participants will learn “what practice management software is, how it works and what it can do for you and your law firm.” Learn more and register online: http://www.lsba.org/PracticeManagement/LSBA_LPM_email.html.

La. Board of Legal Specialization Sets Dates for Certification Applications
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization will soon be accepting requests for applications for certification in six areas.


Save the Date! Animal Law CLE Scheduled for Dec. 16
The Animal Law Section of the LSBA will host its 8th Annual Animal Law CLE in New Orleans on Dec. 16.

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