LBA Bank Counsel membership is available to banking and commercial attorneys who work with banks, savings banks, or savings and loan associations as either in-house counsel or in private practice. An attorney may become a Bank Counsel member by completing an application and paying the annual dues—see the form download link below. In-house attorneys who are employed with an LBA-member financial institution are automatically considered Bank Counsel members. Membership enables banking attorneys to stay up to date on the latest developments impacting the banking industry, while also offering education and networking opportunities.

Membership Benefits

  • Member listing in the LBA’s Online Bank Counsel Directory, which includes contact information, biographical information and areas of practice—click here to view.
  • Subscriptions to LBA’s member publications: 
    • Government Relations Update
    • Annual State Legislative Session Report
    • Legal Bulletin
    • The Louisiana Banker, LBA’s electronic newsletter
  • Access to the electronic version of LBA’s Louisiana Banking Laws Book, which is an annually updated compilation of state statutes, regulations, policies and attorney general opinions—click here to view.
  • Access to the electronically archived Bank Counsel Conference materials from past conferences.
  • Member registration rates for LBA’s events and educational programs, including: 

Membership Renewal

Bank Counsel membership renews annually, with three options available—online, email or mail. Membership renewal information is emailed to current members each January and annual dues are $250 per member.

How to Renew Online

Online membership renewal is available to those who want to pay their dues electronically. To renew online, log into LBA's website by clicking on Sign In at the top of the page and entering your username and password. Next, click on your name next to the Sign Out button to pull up your account. This will bring you to your account page. Click on the red Renew Now button located on the left side of the page and enter payment information. Click here if you need assistance with your username or password.

How to Renew by Email or Mail

To renew by email or mail, click here to download the Bank Counsel Membership Renewal Form. Return the completed form to LBA along with your dues payment. If paying dues by check, please print the name of the member on the memo line of the check.

Bank Counsel Membership Application

Bank Counsel Directory Information Form
Bank Counsel Membership Renewal Form  

Questions About Membership or Renewal? Contact LBA General Counsel David Boneno at or (225) 214-4836.