Louisiana State Bar Association News

Free Disaster Recovery CLE Scheduled for Sept. 7
The LSBA will host a free disaster recovery CLE, “The Nuts and Bolts of Re-Establishing Your Practice,” on Sept. 7 in Baton Rouge.

LSBA Corporate and Business Law Section Schedules Sept. 23 CLE in New Orleans
“CLE for the Transactional Lawyer” is the topic of the Sept. 23 program, free for Section members.

LSBA Solo and Small Firms Section Schedules Sept. 16 CLE in Covington
“Trust Accounting for Solos and Small Firms” will be the seminar topic.

Governor Amends Executive Order on Emergency Suspension of Legal Deadlines
Gov. John Bel Edwards has amended his previous Executive Order for the emergency suspension of deadlines in legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings.

Call for Volunteers: Flooding Victims Need Legal Assistance
Attorney volunteers are being sought to provide legal advice and counseling to individuals impacted statewide by the recent flooding.

LSBA Disaster Response Message Board Available Online
The LSBA Disaster Response Message Board can be used by members to post offers of assistance or to request assistance from others.

Donations Being Accepted Online for Flood Disaster Relief
The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation has established a Disaster Relief Fund to assist legal professionals who have been impacted by the flooding.

Heads Up on New Email Scam: Fake Disciplinary Warnings
Bar associations in other states are reporting on a new scam targeting lawyers.


Volunteers Needed for Lawyers in Libraries Day of Service on Oct. 27
The LSBA and the Louisiana Library Association are again sponsoring “Lawyers in Libraries” events across the state, in either “Ask a Lawyer” format or other educational presentations.

Legal Specialization Update: LASC Court Order and Recertification Applications
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization received notice that, on June 2, the Louisiana Supreme Court amended Rule 7.2(c)(5) of the Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct. Learn more about recertification applications.

Early Deadline Sept. 9 for Ads in 2017 Expert Witness, Consultant & Legal Services Directory
The directory will be mailed with the December 2016/January 2017 Louisiana Bar Journal and accessible online for a year.


LASC’s Court Order: Rule 1.17 Enacted; Rule 5.4(a)(4) Amended
By order signed June 21, the Louisiana Supreme Court enacted Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 1.17, which handles “Sale of a Law Practice.”

LASC’s Court Order: Rule 7.2(c)(5) Amended
By order signed June 2, the Louisiana Supreme Court amended Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 7.2(c)(5).

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