Louisiana State Bar Association News

2018 Legislative Session: Board of Governors Adopts Positions on 46 Bills
The LSBA’s Board of Governors on April 14 adopted positions on 46 bills pending before the Louisiana Legislature, based on recommendations from the LSBA’s Legislation Committee.

Sponsors, Exhibitors, Advertisers for Annual Meeting/Summer School: Respond by April 27
The LSBA Annual Meeting and Joint LSBA/LJC Summer School offers a variety of venues for sponsors and vendors to market products or services to the states’ legal professionals.


Committee Preference Deadline Extended to April 30
Committee assignment requests are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Bar year.

Online Registration Now Open for Free "Four Corners" CLE Series
Take advantage of these free, seven-hour CLE seminars around the state.


Free Professionalism Speakers’ Workshop Set for May 25
The LSBA Committee on the Profession’s "Professionalism Speakers’ Workshop" has applied for 2.5 hours of CLE credit (professionalism).

Trust Accounting Workshop CLE Scheduled for May 25 in Lafayette
Attorneys and office managers are encouraged to attend the practical CLE approved for 2 hours of ethics and 1 hour of law practice management.

Nominations Accepted Through June 30 for Citizen Lawyer Award
The Citizen Lawyer Awards recognize lawyers who perform noteworthy public service or engage in charitable and civic activities for the benefit of others out of a sense of concern, duty, responsibility, and professionalism.

Join the New Modest Means Online Legal Directory Today!
The directory bridges the gap between moderate income families who are looking for reduced fee assistance with attorneys offering affordable legal options in various practice areas.

Volunteers Sought for 2018 "Suit Up for the Future" Program
Attorneys have several opportunities to volunteer with students in the 2018 LSBA Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute and Internship Program.


House of Delegates Resolution Deadline is May 9
The House’s next meeting is Thursday, June 7, in Destin, Fla.

U.S. 5th Circuit Adopts Change to Rule 35.5
Following public comments, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals adopted the proposed change to Rule 35.5. The amended rule became effective on April 2. Review the amended rule on the court’s home page: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov

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 Louisiana Supreme Court’s website. The 30-day comment period began on March 29.

Member Benefit: 1,000 Hilton Honors Points Per Stay at the Troubadour Hotel
LSBA members are able to earn 1,000 Hilton Honors Points for each stay at the Troubadour Hotel New Orleans from April 19-July 19. Use booking code 2742353.

See the Hilton Honors Promotion Flyer for more information.

Space Still Available for LSBA’s 2018 CLE Cruise on the Danube River
The LSBA’s CLE Cruise on the Danube River will be Saturday, Dec. 8, through Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.


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