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The Louisiana Bar Foundation

Advancing Equal Justice and law-related education through Fellowship

IOLTA Information for Attorneys

Effective March 23, 2016 -
Louisiana Supreme Court Amends Rule 1.15

On March 23, 2016, the Louisiana Supreme Court amended the Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct 1.15 concerning how lawyers and law firms should handle unidentified funds accumulated in their IOLTA accounts. The amended rule directs lawyers who discover unidentified funds defined as funds in an IOLTA account for at least one year that after reasonable due diligence cannot be documented as belonging to a client, a third person or the lawyer or law firm, to be remitted to the Louisiana Bar Foundation.
More information, instructions, remittance report, order and rule.

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson administered the oath of office to the incoming Louisiana Bar Foundation officers.

From left, Secretary Amanda W. Barnett, Treasurer W. Michael Street, Vice President Valerie Briggs Bargas and President E. Jane Sherman.
Photo by Matthew Hinton Photography

$5.3 Million for Social Justice Initiatives
in 2015-16

Who We Are
The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana. We exist to preserve, honor and improve our system of justice by funding, developing and otherwise promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system and advance the reality of equal justice under the law. The LBF supports programs that provide free legal services for the poor in all 64 parishes of the state of Louisiana.


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Foundation Events
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7/21/2016 - 7:00 PM
LBF President's Reception

7/22/2016 - 9:00 AM
LBF Leadership Orientation/Lunch/BOD Meeting

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LWCC Kids' Chance Golf Tournament

10/21/2016 - 10:00 AM
LBF Board of Directors Meeting

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1/20/2017 - 10:00 AM
LBF Board of Directors Meeting

1/20/2017 - 7:30 PM
LSBA & LBF Joint Dinner

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4/20/2017 - 10:00 AM
Kids' Chance Scholarship Committee Meeting

4/20/2017 - 2:00 PM
LBF Grants Committee Meeting

4/21/2017 - 9:00 AM
LBF Board of Directors Meeting

4/21/2017 - 12:00 PM
LBF Fellowship/Honoree Luncheon

4/21/2017 - 6:00 PM
Annual Fellows Patron Party & Gala

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Louisiana Bar Foundation  |  1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1000  |  New Orleans, LA 70112  |  Phone: 504.561.1046  |  Fax: 504.566.1926