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Cavell, Martin, Hall Nominated for LSBA, YLD Leadership Positions


Daniel A. Cavell of Thibodaux and C.A. (Hap) Martin III of Monroe have been nominated for 2021-22 LSBA president-elect and 2021-23 LSBA secretary, respectively. The Young Lawyers Division Council nominated Senae D. Hall of Shreveport for 2021-22 YLD secretary.

The LSBA’s Nominating Committee formulated these recommendations on Aug. 28 and presented its report to the Board of Governors on Aug. 29.

Cavell is a partner in the Thibodaux firm of Morvant & Cavell, A.P.L.C. Martin is a shareholder in the Monroe firm of Shotwell, Brown & Sperry, A.P.L.C.

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Council nominated Senae D. Hall of Shreveport for 2021-22 YLD secretary. Current Secretary Danielle L. Borel of Baton Rouge will automatically assume the post of 2021-22 YLD chair-elect.

Borel is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Hall is an assistant district attorney in the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport.

The LSBA’s Nominating Committee also accepted the nominations of three LSBA members for 2021-23 terms on the Board of Governors — Professor John M. Church of Baton Rouge, representing Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Professor Ronald J. Scalise, Jr. of New Orleans, representing Tulane University Law School; and Lila Tritico Hogan of Hammond, representing the Louisiana State Law Institute.

Self-Qualifying Deadline is Oct. 19

Several leadership positions are open in the 2020-21 LSBA election cycle. Balloting will be conducted electronically only, as approved by the LSBA Board of Governors. No paper ballots will be provided.

On Monday, Sept. 21, notice of the action of the Nominating Committee and self-qualification forms for positions on the Board of Governors, LSBA House of Delegates, Nominating Committee, Young Lawyers Division and American Bar Association House of Delegates will be provided to the membership.

Deadline for return of nominations by petition and qualification forms is Monday, Oct. 19. First election ballots will be available to members on Monday, Nov. 16. Deadline for electronically casting votes is Monday, Dec. 14.

The president-elect will automatically assume the presidency in 2022-23.

According to the president-elect rotation, the nominee must have his/her preferred mailing address in Nominating Committee District 2 (parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana).

According to the secretary rotation, the nominee must have his/her preferred mailing address in Nominating Committee District 3 (parishes of Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Cameron, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll and Winn).

Other Positions Open

Other positions to be filled in the 2020-21 elections are:

Board of Governors (three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2021 LSBA Annual Meeting and ending at the adjournment of the 2024 LSBA Annual Meeting) — one member each from the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Board Districts.

LSBA House of Delegates (two-year terms beginning at the commencement of the 2021 LSBA Annual Meeting and ending at the commencement of the 2023 LSBA Annual Meeting) — one delegate from each of the Twentieth through Forty-Second Judicial Districts, plus one additional delegate for every additional district judge in each district.

Nominating Committee (15 members, one-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2021 LSBA Annual Meeting and ending at the adjournment of the 2022 LSBA Annual Meeting) — District 1A, Orleans Parish, four members; District 1B, parishes of Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany, one member; District 2A, East Baton Rouge Parish, two members; District 2B, Jefferson Parish, two members; District 2C, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Lafourche, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana, one member; District 3A, Lafayette Parish, one member; District 3B, parishes of Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion, one member; District 3C, parishes of Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, St. Landry and Vernon, one member; District 3D, parishes of Bossier and Caddo, one member; and District 3E, parishes of Bienville, Caldwell, Catahoula, C laiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Tensas, Union, Webster, West Carroll and Winn, one member.

Young Lawyers Division. Secretary (2021-22 term), nominee shall not be a resident of or actively practicing law in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard or Plaquemines, based on preferred mailing address. Petitions for nomination must be signed by 15 members of the Young Lawyers Division. Also to be elected, one representative each from the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth districts (two-year terms).

American Bar Association House of Delegates (must be members of the American Bar Association) — one delegate from the membership at large. The delegate will serve a two-year term, beginning with the adjournment of the 2021 ABA Annual Meeting and expiring at the adjournment of the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting, as provided in Paragraph 6.4(e) of the ABA Constitution.

For more information on the election, go to: www.lsba.org/goto/elections.


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