Louisiana State Bar Association

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Louisiana State Bar Association
Type Legal Society
Headquarters New Orleans, LA
Location
  • United States
Website http://www.lsba.org/

The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) is the integrated (mandatory) bar association of the U.S. state of Louisiana.

History[edit]

Several organizations are forerunners to the Louisiana State Bar Association:

  • The Association of the Bar of New Orleans, founded 1847
  • The New Orleans Law Association, founded 1855
  • The Louisiana Bar Association, founded 1899.[1]

In 1929, the Louisiana State Bar Association was founded as a voluntary organization; its first president was Cecil C. Byrd. In March 1941 LSBA was converted to a mandatory bar under the rule-making power of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. In 1957 the Articles of Incorporation were amended to create the House of Delegates as LSBA's policy-making body. In 1990, LSBA Disciplinary Board and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel were created to be responsible for attorney discipline.

Structure[edit]

Under the LSBA bylaws, there are annual elections for President and other officers, Board of Governors and House of Delegates.[2]

LSBA publishes the bimonthly Louisiana Bar Journal, magazine containing substantive law articles and Bar Briefs, featuring Association news.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louisiana State Bar Association Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2012-09-04 
  2. ^ Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, retrieved 2012-09-04 
  3. ^ Louisiana Bar Journal, Louisiana State Bar Association, retrieved 2012-09-04 

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