Two New LBLS Certification Designations Approved

The LBLS petitioned and received approval from the LSBA House of Delegates and the Louisiana Supreme Court to revise the LSBA Plan of Legal Specialization and the LBLS Rules and Regulations to provide for two (2) new certification designations, specifically, “inactive” and “senior”.

The inactive certification designation was created to accommodate specialists who have to leave or suspend the practice of law on a temporary basis but wish to maintain their specialization certification.
The senior designation was established to accommodate specialists who no longer practice law on a full time basis but wish to maintain their specialization certification.

The criteria for these designations is stated in Rule 13 and Rule 14 respectively in the LBLS Rules and Regulations. A copy of the Plan of Legal Specialization, LBLS Rules and Regulations, individual LBLS Standards and the appropriate application form(s) may be downloaded here on the Legal Specialization web site.
Qualifying Specialists who have relinquished their certification within the past year and would like to have their certification reinstated under the senior certification designation may also apply.

In addition, in an effort to make more CLE credits available to specialists, the LBLS has also made some revisions in approving programs for specialization CLE credit. In some instances, portions of programs that may not have qualified for specialization CLE credit in the past may now qualify for credit. All specialization CLE requests must be submitted to LBLS and will be evaluated by the specialization CLE committee on a case by case basis.

Please direct all questions to Specialization Director Mary Ann Wegmann at (504) 619-0128 or email
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600