LSBA Dues, LADB Assessment Cycle Continues Through July 1


Via the online payment/filing procedure or the downloadable form, LSBA members also may make voluntary, tax-deductible contributions to the Access to Justice Fund, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education and the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc.


LSBA members have the option to pay their LSBA dues and Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) assessment by ACH electronic check or credit card, or members may download and mail their Attorney Registration Statement and checks for payment. The deadline is July 1, 2017, for all payments and submission of all forms.

Electronic filing is handled through the online member accounts that participants have used to register for CLE seminars and to access Fastcase. If an attorney has not set up a member account, one can be created at: https://www.lsba.org/Members/memberaccts.aspx. This webpage also allows members to edit their existing accounts and to reset lost or forgotten passwords.

After member data is confirmed but before the payment/filing process begins, members will be advised that they need to go to https://www.LADB.org to complete the Louisiana Supreme Court Trust Account Disclosure and Overdraft Notification Authorization Form and will be asked to confirm that they understand this requirement.

In lieu of mailing a statement to each member, in May, the LSBA mailed members a 4x6 postcard, which provides payment instructions and web addresses. This is the only mailing members will receive prior to the July 1, 2017, due date; attorney registration statements will NOT be mailed.

Once members have electronically filed their Attorney Registration Statements (including any necessary changes and/or updates) and made the required payments, they will receive email confirmations. The LSBA will continue to mail delinquency and ineligibility notices to those who fail to meet the deadlines.

Members who elect to pay by electronic check will pay the following fees:
• LSBA dues (practicing more than three years): $200;
• LSBA dues (practicing three years or less): $80;
• LADB assessment (practicing more than three years): $235; and
• LADB assessment (practicing three years or less): $170.

Those who are planning to pay by electronic check should contact their financial institutions to confirm that their accounts allow payment by this method.

Processing fees of 3%, plus a .20 transaction fee, will be passed along to those choosing to pay by credit card. Total amounts, including credit card processing fees, are:
• LSBA dues (practicing more than three years): $206.20;
• LSBA dues (practicing three years or less): $82.60;
• LADB assessment (practicing more than three years): $242.25; and
• LADB assessment (practicing three years or less): $175.30.

Bar staff members will be available to answer questions and provide assistance to members. All questions and concerns should be directed to:
• Email — processing@LSBA.org
• Telephone — (504)566-1600 or (800)421-LSBA; ask for Payment Processing.

Check-Off Boxes for Donations

Using either the online payment/filing procedure, or via the downloadable form, LSBA members may still make voluntary, tax-deductible contributions to the Access to Justice Fund, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education and the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc.

Access to Justice Fund
Donations will be used to benefit Louisiana’s justice community through statewide technology, intake and referral, and disaster or emergency response. The mission of the Access to Justice Committee is to ensure that every Louisiana citizen has access to competent civil legal representation by promoting and supporting a broad-based and effective justice community through collaboration among the LSBA, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana law schools, private practitioners, local bar associations, pro bono programs and legal aid providers. For more information, contact LSBA Access to Justice Director Monte T. Mollere at (504)619-0146, (800)421-5722, ext. 146, email mmollere@lsba.org, or go to: www.lsba.org/atj.  

Louisiana Bar Foundation
Funding civil legal aid. A tax-deductible contribution to the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) will help ensure that justice is a reality — not just for those who can afford it but for everyone in Louisiana. Donations support a network of nonprofit organizations providing free critical, civil legal aid services to women, children, the elderly, the working poor, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed and those facing loss of their homes. For more information, contact LBF Executive Director Donna Cuneo at (504)561-1046, email donna@raisingthebar.org, or go to: www.raisingthebar.org.  

Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education
As the LSBA’s public education partner, the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education’s (LCLCE) mission is to educate Louisiana’s youth about the role of responsible citizens while increasing their understanding of and respect for the law and the legal system. Tax-deductible donations will be used for the administration of LCLCE programs, including the Justice Catherine D. Kimball Summer Institute and the Lawyers/Judges in the Classroom program. For more information, contact LCLCE Executive Director Peggy V. Cotogno at (504)619-0134 or (800)421-5722, ext. 134, email peggy.cotogno@lsba.org, or go to: www.lalce.org.  

Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc.
The Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc. (JLAP), a non-profit corporation, provides confidential, life-saving assistance to lawyers, judges and their family members who suffer from alcohol/drug abuse, depression, gambling addiction or other mental impairments. For more information, contact JLAP Executive Director J.E. (Buddy) Stockwell at (866)354-9334, email jlap@louisianajlap.com, or go to: www.louisianajlap.com.


LSBA News Resources

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