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The Louisiana Bar Foundation

Advancing Equal Justice and law-related education through Fellowship


Louisiana Bar Foundation History

1969
LBF Charter

1985
Reactivation of the organization
Fellowship Program
Voluntary IOLTA Program

1986
1st Annual Fellows Dinner and Distinguished Jurist and Attorney
1st Annual Fellows Meeting
New Orleans Pro Bono Project

1987
Purchase of 601 St .Charles Avenue
Bar Center Capital Campaign

1989
1st IOLTA Grant Awards
Louisiana Bar Center Dedication

1990
Mandatory IOLTA Program Order
by La Supreme Court

1991
Mandatory IOLTA Implementation
Scholar-in-Residence Program
First Annual Report
Conclave on Legal Education and Professional Development Conference

1992
Lions Under the Throne Book
LA Center for Law and Civic Education

1993
The Louisiana Civil Code: A European
Legacy for the United States Book

1994
Boisfontaine Fund and Award
Lawyers Assistance Program Fund

1995
Conclave on Legal Education and Professional Development Book

1996
Access to Justice Program
1st Strategic Planning Retreat
Memorial Program

1997
Oral Histories Program
Distinguished Professor Award

1998
Access to Justice Fund
In Our Own Words: Reflections on Professionalism in the Law
The Louisiana Lawyer and Other People's Money

1999
10th Anniversary of the Bar Center Dedication
2nd Strategic Planning Retreat

2001
Major Gifts Campaign: Raising the Bar
Trumpet Advertising Pro Bono
President's Award
Grantee Excellence in Service and Programming Award
Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education Fund

2002
Public Service Announcements
1st grants writing award received
The Louisiana Criminal Code: Ten Proposals for Reform Book
Kid's Chance Program
Website Live

2003
1st cy-pres award received
Kid's Chance Fund
3rd Strategic Planning Retreat

2004
Communications Department
Oral Histories In-House Program
A. P. Tureaud Fund
Sale of the Bar Center to the LSBA

2005
Equal Justice Works
Pro Bono Legal Core Program
Development Department
Disaster Efforts: Restricted Funds (3)

2006
Community Partner Panels
Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Building Capital Development Grant Program
La Disaster Recovery Foundaiton Relief Grant Program
IOLTA Rate Comparability Initiative
Annual Presidents' Dinner

2007
Distinguished Lecture Series
Annual Fellow Regional Luncheons
Grants Coordinator
Grant applications Online
Online Giving Established

2008
Fellowship Program
Midwest Flood Disaster Fund
Distinguished Honoree Luncheon
IOLTA Rate Comparability Adoption and Implementation
Public Interest Attorney and Staff Supplemental Pay Initiatives
Summer Fellowships Initiative
Law Signature Schools/Courtroom Project

2009
Partnership with Louisiana Appleseed
Calogero Justice Award
1st Law Signature School Courtroom Complete: Northside Highschool in Lafayette
Lawyers' Challenge for Children
1st Fellows Class Project: Equitable Funding for Special Needs Children
LBF serves as the administrator for the State of Louisiana, DSS and the Louisiana Supreme Court for the Child in Need of Care (CINC) Program.

2010
New CPP: Bayou Region
2nd Law Signature School Courtroom Complete: Lake Charles-Boston Academy of Learning
2nd Fellows Class Project: Domestic Violence

2011
Inaugural Annual Assembly
3rd Law Signature School Courtroom Complete: West Monroe High School
3rd Fellows Class Project: Protect Your Property

2012
4th Fellows Class Project: Teen Dating Violence
LA Supreme Court Rule Names LBF as Permissible Recipient of Cy Pres Funds

2013
5th Fellows Class Project: Heirship Property and Title Clearing
LBF serves as administrator of funding on behalf of the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General for the federal mortgage servicing settlement

2014
6th Fellows Class Project: Researching the application of Louisiana's In Forma Pauperis (IFP) laws to indigent case filings and developing strategies to ensure uniform application.
Partnership with Pelican Center

2015
7th Fellows Class Project: Educate Louisiana attorneys about the new "CLE credit for Pro Bono work" rule.
South Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
Pro Hac Vice Fees
U.S. Department of Justice/Bank of America Settlement
LaSCAIP- funding for civil legal aid fellowships to Louisiana Bar Foundation supported legal service organizations.

2016
New Funding Category Self-Represented Litigants
Unidentified Funds Rule

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