LSBA House of Delegates

The Articles of Incorporation define the House of Delegates as the Association’s policy-making body. Created in 1957, the House meets at least twice each year: during the Association’s Annual Meeting and during the Association’s Midyear Meeting. Through authority vested to it in the Articles, the House has adopted Rules of Procedure which govern its meetings and administration. The Association president presides over meetings of the House of Delegates.

House members serve two-year terms and are elected from their respective judicial districts, with districts being entitled to one delegate for each district judge (including civil district judges, criminal district judges and family court judges). Delegates from the 1st through 19th judicial districts serve terms beginning in even-numbered years and those from the 20th through 42nd judicial districts serve terms beginning in odd-numbered years. To be eligible for reelection, a delegate must attend at least 50 percent of all meetings held during his/her term or 50 percent of the in-state meetings held during his/her term, whichever is less. Provided attendance requirements are met, there is no limit to the number of consecutive terms a delegate may serve. Also, in accordance with the Rules of the House, the chair of each of the Association’s voluntary sections serves as an ex-officio voting member of the House.

Meeting of House of Delegates
The House of Delegates met at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020, in the Bourbeau Ballroom of the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.
1. Resolution from the Young Lawyers Division asking House of Delegates to direct the Board of Governors to encourage all Louisiana federal, state, local, territorial and tribal legislatures and court systems, in conjunction with state and local bar associations, to support and assist with the establishment and maintenance of lactation areas in courthouses. WITHDRAWN

2. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Appellate Practice Standards. UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED 

3. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Bankruptcy Law Standards. UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED 

4. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Estate Planning and Administration Standards. UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED 

5. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Family Law Standards. APPROVED 

6. Resolution from the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization to amend Tax Law Standards. UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED

7. Resolution from the Transitioning Lawyers Committee to amend the previously approved amendments to the LSBA Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws regarding "emeritus status" to reflect changes as recommended by the Louisiana Supreme Court. APPROVED 

8. Resolution from the Executive Committee to amend the Bylaws to waive dues for the year of admission only for those members admitted between January 1 and June 30 of the fiscal year. APPROVED 

9. Resolution from the Special Committee to Review House of Delegates' Policies to immediately sunset and repeal all policy positions previously adopted by the House of Delegates. FAILED 

10. Resolution from the Special Commitee to Review House of Delegates' Policies to amend the Bylaws to require all policy positions adopted by the House to adhere to and agree with Article XI, Section 1 of the Bylaws, which sets forth scope and limitations for positions adopted by the Legislation Committee. APPROVED  

11. Resolution from Shayna Beevers Morvant, 24th Judicial District, seeking to suspend the Legislation Committee and its related activities until the June 2020 Annual Meeting. WITHDRAWN
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