Members of the Louisiana Bar Foundation are referred to as Fellows. Fellowship consists of judges, lawyers, and law professors whose professional, public and private careers demonstrate their dedication to the improvement of the administration of justice. Benefits of Fellowship are recognition of one's contribution to the profession, alliance with the Foundation's mission, association with an organization directly impacting the legal profession, committee participation and leadership, professional development and networking, invitations to special events and meetings, and participation in annual nominations for Louisiana's distinguished jurist, attorney, and professor awards.
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Benefits of Fellowship
Fellowship provides opportunities for committee participation, volunteer leadership opportunities, professional development, and networking. Fellows receive, invitations to the Annual Fellows Gala and reception, and invitations to the Annual Fellows meeting.
The LBF Fellowship criteria requires sponsorship by an existing member. To qualify for Fellowship, one must be a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association in good standing or any member of the faculty of an American Bar Association accredited law school in Louisiana.
Fellows who satisfy the criteria for membership make an annual dues payment or unrestricted donation, minimum requirement or more, as outlined in the By-Laws Article III to support the ongoing services and programs of the Foundation. Examples of this type of donation may include one or more of the following: annual support, pledge payments, LBF year end donations and/or miscellaneous donations. In accordance with the LBF Articles of Incorporation, Fellows meeting this criteria are entitled to one vote at the Annual Meeting of the Foundation.
Levels of Fellowship
- Edward Douglas White Fellow ($5,000 or more annually)
- Edward Livingston Fellow ($1,000-$4,999 annually)
- Pierre Derbigny Fellow ($500-$999 annually)
- Louis Moreau-Lislet Fellow ($200-$499 annually)
- Academic Fellow ($150-$199 annually)
Louisiana law school full-time professor
- Judicial Fellow ($200-$499 annually)
Full-time federal or state judge, magistrate, commissioner, administrative law judge, or hearing officer
- Public Service Fellow ($150-$199 annually)
Full-time employee of a public interest organization or a governmental agency
- Young Lawyer Fellow ($100-199 annually)
meets the criteria of the LSBA Young Lawyers Section