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LBF Awards $59,000 in 2017-18 Kids' Chance Scholarships

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship program is awarding $59,000 in scholarships to 20 students. Scholarships are awarded to dependent children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers’ Compensation Act or law. 

Kids' Chance Recipient Speaks at Capitol

LBF KC participated in the 2017 Workers’ Memorial Day April 28 on the steps of the state capital. Kids’ Chance recipient Quentin LeBlanc spoke at the event. Quentin is a student at LSU in Baton Rouge.

Kids' Chance Volunteers at Work

Kids’ Chance volunteers helped Kids’ Chance of America spread the word about Kids’ Chance at the 25th Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference and Expo in New Orleans.

Photo by Cheryl Doucette

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week

On November 16 during a fundraiser luncheon, Governor John Bel Edwards proclaimed November 14-18, 2016 LBF Kids’ Chance Awareness Week.

Care Packets for Kids

During the week committee members gathered to put together care packets for the current scholarship recipients. Generous donations from law firms helped fill the boxes with supplies, snacks, gift cards and other goodies to get them through finals week.

National Kids' Chance Awareness Week

This year it is estimated that more than 100 Louisiana workers will die on the job. More than 45,000 will be injured, leaving half of those injured disabled.

LBF Kids' Chance at RIMKUS

On May 5 the Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance participated in a RIMKUS Continuing Education seminar for insurance adjusters. Our LBF KC committee volunteers are: L-R, Dan Boudreaux, Laura Borchert and Nancy Konrad.

Investing in Civil Legal Aid has a Ripple Effect on the Community

At the request of the Louisiana Legislature, the Access to Justice Commission conducted an Economic Impact and Social Return on Investment Analysis, or SROI, funded by the LBF. Nearly 40 civil legal aid organizations providing services in Louisiana participated in the analysis for fiscal year 2016.

For the full report go to pdf SROI study (1.19 MB) . For a summary go to pdf SROI Summary (372 KB) .

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.