Midyear Meeting 2019

January 17-19, 2019 • Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel 

7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Join the Louisiana State Bar Association in Baton Rouge for the 2019 Midyear Meeting! The three-day event will feature:
  • Engaging CLE programs
  • A reception honoring the 50-, 60- and 70-year members of the LSBA
  • Presentation of the Young Lawyers Division awards
  • Meetings of the Board of Governors, the House of Delegates and other committees
  • Meetings of the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education, the Louisiana Bar Foundation and other organizations

Registration for the Midyear Meeting is FREE. For a minimal fee, young lawyers can also register for the annual Young Lawyers Division Professional Development Seminar to be held on Friday, Jan. 18.

Midyear Meeting News

Online Midyear Meeting Registration Closes at Midnight January 11, 2019 
While online registration is closed, members are still able to register on-site beginning Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the registration desk on the first floor of the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel. There are still spaces available for certain CLE opportunities. Review items below for contact information.  

Adult Civics Education (ACE) CLE Free Training on Jan. 17
The Louisiana District Judges Association, the LSBA and the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education have partnered to form the "Adult Civics Education Program." Learn how to deliver interactive, law-related education presentations to adults in the community and receive expert training by the co-founders of the Florida Bar’s highly successful Benchmarks Adult Civics Education program. Enrollment is limited, and participants can earn up to 3.0 hours of CLE credit. Contact Peggy Cotogno at or call 566-1600, ext. 134 for more information.  

Free CLE Seminars Offered on Jan. 17
The LSBA is offering free CLE seminars in conjunction with this year’s Midyear Meeting, allowing participants to earn up to 5.0 hours of CLE credit. Seminars will take place on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.  To register for these seminars, participants must first complete the free Midyear Meeting registration. Sessions will include:

    • “How to Win at Trial – Hint: Pre-Trial Prep is the Key”

For questions related to this CLE, please contact Christine Richard at

    • “Social Security: Overview of the Law, Operating Terms and Procedure"
    • “Women’s Personal and Professional Development”

For questions related to these CLE's, please contact the LSBA Outreach and Diversity team at

For a list of panelists, view the Thursday Event Schedule

YLD to Present Professional Development CLE Seminar on Jan. 18
The LSBA’s YLD will present “Build Your Brand,” the Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference on Jan. 18. Program organizers have applied for 5 hours of CLE credit (including ethics, professionalism and LPM). Sessions will discuss practicing in the social media age, climbing the ladder at your law firm, building your law practice from the ground up, and more. The conference will also include presentation of the YLD Awards, a networking reception and group dine-arounds at local restaurants. Click here to register or find out more.

Check Back for Midyear Meeting Updates!
The Midyear Meeting schedule and House agenda, as well as meeting updates, will be posted on the LSBA's website (, disseminated in the Inside the LSBA e-newsletter, and published in print publications in the coming weeks.

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