Louisiana State Bar Association News

Applications Open for LIFT Legal Incubator Program through Nov. 29
The LIFT Legal Incubator Program is now accepting applications from new attorneys interested developing public interest solo practices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

LBLS Recertification Applications Mailed Oct. 1
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization has mailed recertification applications to specialists whose certification expires on Dec. 31, 2019.

Senior Lawyers Division Luncheon Set for Nov. 8
The Senior Lawyers Division (SLD) will host a luncheon meeting at Desi Vega’s Steakhouse (628 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans) on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

Calling All Santas! Sign Up Now to Participate in the 2019 Secret Santa Project
Want to give back this holiday season? Participate in the 23rd annual Secret Santa Project, coordinated by the LSBA/Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Community Action Committee.

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.

Louisiana District Court Rules: Latest Amendments Online (New Rule 31.4 and Appendices)
In response to the Louisiana Legislature’s recent passage of Act 277 — amending the La. R.S. 46:236.2 procedure for redirection of child support payments by the Department of Children and Family Services in Title IV-D matters — the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Court Rules Committee proposed the addition of a new District Court Rule 31.4, with accompanying Appendices 31.4A and 31.4B, to Title IV of the District Court Rules. Following a 30-day public comment period, the Court Rules Committee reviewed all comments received and made changes it deemed appropriate. The proposed amendments were submitted to the Supreme Court for review, and the Court approved the amendments on Sept. 19. The amendments became effective on Sept. 19. Review the amendments online at:

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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