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SOLACE (Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel - All Concern Encouraged) is coordinated by the Louisiana State Bar Association/Louisiana Bar Foundation's Community Action Committee. The sole purpose of the program is to allow the legal community to reach out in meaningful and compassionate ways to judges, lawyers, court personnel, paralegals, legal secretaries and their families who experience a sudden catastrophic loss.
All members of the LSBA are invited to participate in the program. SOLACE will send participants one to two emails per month. Anyone can opt out of emails at any time by following “unsubscribe” directions at the bottom of any email. SOLACE will not seek cash contributions, offer the opportunity for public service announcements or generate a prayer chain or list, and it will not operate as an employment recruitment service. Past recipients of SOLACE assistance have been most appreciative. In addition, volunteers working on this project have experienced a true sense of doing something for others in need.
Want to become part of the SOLACE Network and assist your legal colleagues? Email Hon. Jay C. Zainey at

Executive Order No. JBE 2016-53


LSBA Disaster Response
Dear Members:
The Louisiana State Bar Association is working hard to help its members in the aftermath of the devastating flooding that has affected a large portion of our state. The LSBA is dedicated to serving the needs of our members, the courts, and the public throughout this disaster and its aftermath.
The LSBA Disaster Response Website will serve as a single source for information on court closings, announcements, and emergency contact information. The website also includes information on how members affected by the floods can seek assistance through the SOLACE program. Additionally, we have made the LSBA Disaster Planning Handbook, which contains practical information on emergency response, the recovery process, and how to prepare your law practice for emergencies in the future, available as an online resource. 
It is critical that we pull together as a legal community during this crisis. The LSBA will continue to do its best to help you during this time of misfortune and recovery. 
Darrel J. Papillion
2016-2017 LSBA President

Past News

  • Legal Secretaries Group to Meet July 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

    • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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    July is a joint meeting with the Northshore Chapter will be at Annadele's Plantation, 71518 Chestnut St., Covington 70433, on Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 pm. Networking begins at 6:00 with the meeting at 6:30. The guest speaker will be Warren Montgomery (Covington District Attorney). Cost is $38.96 per person. Please RSVP on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 to Nedra Roper at

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  • Legal Secretaries Group

    • Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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    Legal Secretaries Group to Meet February 23, 2016 The Legal Secretaries of New Orleans and the River Region will meet at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon, 4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. To RSVP, call (504)324-6841 or email

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  • Attorney Lounge

    • Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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    The JBA has an Attorney Lounge that is available to all JBA members. The JBA Attorney Lounge is available to attorneys only - no clients, and is located on the 5th floor. An access card is required to enter. Please contact Lyne Cloud, Suite 4600, Division P to request an access card.

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Jefferson Bar Association

The object and purpose of the Jefferson Bar Association is to assist and serve its members in the practice of law, promote the administration of justice, uphold the honor of the courts and the legal profession, promote the professional competency of attorneys through continuing legal education, increase public understanding of and respect for the law and encourage collegiality among its members.