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The Louisiana Bar Foundation

Advancing Equal Justice and law-related education through Fellowship

Foundation Programs and Projects

Access to Justice Commission
The Commission, with representatives from the Louisiana Supreme Court, LSBA, LBF and other stakeholders, is a statewide coordinated approach to assure continuity of policy and purpose in the collaboration between the private bar, the courts, and the civil justice community so as to further the goal of assuring that Louisianans, regardless of the economic circumstance, have access to the justice system.

Child in Need of Care (CINC)
The CINC program provides free legal representation to Louisiana children in foster care in partnership with the Louisiana legal service corporations, the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services and the Louisiana Supreme Court. As administrator, the LBF provides governance and oversight of the funds and ensures program and financial compliance.

Fellows Class Project
The Class Project is an opportunity to perform pro bono service in an alternative way while working with colleagues who joined LBF during the calendar year.

IOLTA -- Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts
A unique partnership between the banking and legal communities that enhances the LBF's ability to meet the growing need for free civil legal services to the poor.

Kids' Chance
Kids' Chance provides higher education scholarships to children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently disabled.

Law Signature Schools Courtroom Project
Bricks and mortar building program with Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education designated Law Signature Schools.

Louisiana Appleseed
Louisiana Appleseed is part of a network of public interest law centers in the U.S. and Mexico dedicated to building a just society through legal, legislative and institutional structural reform. Louisiana Appleseed asks top private practice lawyers, corporate counsel, law schools, civic leaders and other professionals to commit pro bono time to address problems at their root causes, producing practical, systemic solutions to effect change.

Oral History
Video recorded interviews featuring retired judges, bar leaders and other legal personalities.

Pelican Center
The Pelican Center for Children and Families is a nonprofit organization that serves as a comprehensive education and training resource to support effective practice among legal and other professionals serving Louisiana's most vulnerable children and families.

During a two year term, an LBF selected scholar produces an academic work.

Secret Santa
Needy children are paired with local attorneys who buy presents from a child's holiday wish list.

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