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House Discusses Resolutions, Elects Committee Members at Jan. 19 Meeting


The LSBA's House of Delegates considered eight resolutions and elected three committee members at its Jan. 19 meeting in Baton Rouge. One resolution was withdrawn prior to the meeting.

The House:

• Tabled a resolution from the Criminal Justice Committee asking the LSBA to adopt several recommendations regarding bail and pretrial detention.

• Voted against, by a vote of 86-76, a resolution from R. Bradley Lewis, 22nd Judicial District, directing the LSBA to conduct a membership survey on the location of the Annual Meeting and explore Louisiana locations where the meeting could be held.

• Approved a resolution from David A. Szwak, Consumer Protection Law Section, and Vercell F. Fiffie, 40th Judicial District, asking the House of Delegates to recommend to the Louisiana Supreme Court that it discontinue the use of consumer credit reports in the bar admissions character and fitness process and by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

• Approved a resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Estate Planning and Administration Standards regarding basic requirements.

• Approved a resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Estate Planning and Administration Standards regarding continuing legal education programs.

• Approved a resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Family Law Standards to add additional topics of limited importance which may be included on the exam.

• Approved a resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Tax Law Standards regarding basic requirements.

• Approved a resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Appellate Practice Standards regarding basic requirements.

Withdrawn prior to the meeting was the resolution from the Board of Governors that the LSBA recommend to the Louisiana Supreme Court amendments to Rule XIX, Section 24 (E)(3), to clarify the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program’s (JLAP) role in lawyer discipline cases, and support JLAP’s duties, programming and mission in the realm of monitoring lawyers in disciplinary cases.

In other business, the House elected:
• Ann S. Siddall (7th Judicial District) to serve a three-year term on the House of Delegates Liaison Committee (2019-22);
• Shayna Beevers Morvant (24th Judicial District) as chair of the House Liaison Committee for the 2019-20 term; and
• Jack K. Whitehead, Jr. (19th Judicial District) to serve on the Budget Committee for the 2019-21 term.

To review the resolutions, go to: www.lsba.org/BarGovernance/HouseofDelegates.aspx.  


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