Louisiana State Bar Association

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Louisiana State Bar Association
TypeLegal Society
HeadquartersNew Orleans, LA
  • United States

The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) is the integrated (mandatory) bar association of the U.S. state of Louisiana. The 77th and current President of the Louisiana State Bar Association is Dona Kay Renegar[1].


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.[2]

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.


Under the LSBA bylaws, there are annual elections for President and other officers, Board of Governors and House of Delegates.[3]

LSBA publishes the bimonthly Louisiana Bar Journal, magazine containing substantive law articles and Bar Briefs, featuring Association news.[4]


  1. ^ https://www.lsba.org/BarGovernance/BoardMember.aspx?BOG=208
  2. ^ Louisiana State Bar Association Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2012-09-04
  3. ^ Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, archived from the original on 2012-09-25, retrieved 2012-09-04
  4. ^ Louisiana Bar Journal, Louisiana State Bar Association, archived from the original on 2012-09-27, retrieved 2012-09-04

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