If you're a Louisiana lawyer, you've probably just received from the LSBA an application for section membership. If you're a Louisiana lawyer reading this blog, then you're probably interested in appellate practice, in which case you should join the LSBA's still relatively new Appellate Section. Dues are a mere $15 per year. Membership already stands at a respectable 92, which puts us ahead of nine other sections in terms of membership – not bad for a section that was created a little over a year ago. Benefits include automatic subscription to the section's listserv, an e-mail discussion group that has already directly benefited my own practice about a half-dozen times in the past year.
If you want to join but have already sent in your section-membership application, don't fret: you can join on line.