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As the largest state funder of legal aid, the LBF supports service organizations throughout Louisiana that provide free, civil legal representation to the indigent, law-related education to the public and…

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Through grants, we assist women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed, those facing loss of their homes, disaster victims, and many others.

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LBF News


LBF Establishes Hurricane Laura Disaster Fund

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Hurricane Laura Disaster Fund Donate Now! After a disaster, civil legal aid needs are dramatically increased. Displaced families and individuals experience a variety of legal needs. Many need help with successions and title clearing to access federal recovery dollars. Domestic...

LBF President Appoints 2020-21 Chairs for Community Partnership Panels and Committees

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Harry J. (Skip) Philips, Jr., the 2020-21 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) has appointed chairs for all Community Partnership Panels (CPP) and committees. Philips said, “Our volunteers are driven by a firm belief that all Louisianans deserve a fair...

President's Message August/September 2020

President's Message August/September 2020

Friday, 21 August 2020

During the public health emergency, the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) has maintained relatively normal operations, including making important decisions about grants for the coming year. We are very excited that we were able to maintain funding for our grants in...

Louisiana Bar Foundation Awards $8.7 Million for Civil Legal Aid

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF), a statewide organization, recently awarded more than $8.7 million in grants to assist women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed, and those facing loss of their homes with civil legal aid issues....

Louisiana Bar Foundation Statement on Social Justice

Friday, 24 July 2020

As the principal organization responsible for funding civil legal aid in Louisiana, the Louisiana Bar Foundation is keenly aware of its responsibility to organizations and volunteer lawyers who every day provide direct legal services to the marginalized and underserved members...

COVID-19 and Louisiana’s Civil Legal Aid Network

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

In the COVID-19 era, the Louisiana Bar Foundation supported civil legal aid network are the first responders to those who need help navigating the legal system. Unfair Eviction – Protecting Homes Although Orleans Civil District Court judges halted all residential...

Make Your Nomination Now for 2020 Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award

Monday, 13 July 2020

Nominations for 2020 Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award must be submitted electronically by Friday, September 18, 2020. Please take the time to submit the name(s) of nominees from your area. Be sure to include a brief statement on nominees....

LBF Kids' Chance Awards $35,000 in Scholarships

Monday, 29 June 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship program is awarding $35,000 in scholarships to seven students in Louisiana for the 2020-21 school year. Scholarships are awarded to dependent children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in...

President's Message June/July 2020

President's Message June/July 2020

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

In these unprecedented times, the number of our citizens facing life-changing challenges increases every day. Through no fault of their own, more families find themselves qualifying for civil legal aid and more civil legal issues are surfacing. Civil legal aid...

Welcome 2020-2021 LBF Board of Directors

Thursday, 04 June 2020

Welcome our new board of directors: 2020-21 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation Harry J. (Skip) Philips, Jr. of Baton Rouge; Vice President Christopher K. Ralston of New Orleans; Treasurer Alan G. Brackett of New Orleans; and Secretary Deidre Deculus Robert...

Thank You Gala Donors!

Thursday, 04 June 2020

Thank you to the LBF donors who made their 2020 Gala sponsorships charitable/business donations. We appreciate your generosity and support. These donations allow the LBF to continue funding the work of our grantee partners to help those of limited means...

Philips to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2020-21 Board

Friday, 15 May 2020

Welcome Harry J. (Skip) Philips, Jr. of Baton Rouge, the 2020-21 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation. Other officers are Vice President Christopher K. Ralston of New Orleans; Treasurer Alan G. Brackett of New Orleans; and Secretary Deidre Deculus Robert of...

Support 365 Days of Justice!

Support 365 Days of Justice!

Monday, 04 May 2020

At the Louisiana Bar Foundation, we believe justice is for everyone, every day. Celebrate a special event or a loved one by dedicating a day in their honor. Donations range from $25 to $365 depending on which days you purchase....

President's Message April/May 2020

President's Message April/May 2020

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Get to know Harry J. (Skip) Philips, Jr., LBF 2020-21 President, see his interview by LBF Secretary Deidre Deculus Robert in the April/May Louisiana Bar Journal. Click here for full article

LBF Annual Assembly Events Rescheduled for May 14-15 and will be held virtually

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Given the dynamic Coronavirus (Covid 19) situation, the following events held during the LBF Annual Assembly: Board Meeting, Kids Chance, Grants Committee, and Fellows Meeting - have been rescheduled from April 2-3 to May 14-15 and will be held virtually. ...

LBF Annual Fellows Gala Rescheduled to Spring 2021

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

As you are aware, there is a high degree of concern for public health due to the corona virus. New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell signed a proclamation to continue the “stay home provisions” until May 16. The order prohibits all...

Not Our Best Days-The Fiscal Crisis Coming For Legal Aid

Monday, 13 April 2020

Civil legal aid attorneys are scrambling to help low-income clients with problems like evictions and unemployment arising from COVID-19, but many of them worry the virus' economic effects are about to take a sizable bite out of their organizations' budgets....

Emergency Legal Aid Fund

Thursday, 09 April 2020

DONATE NOW! Please help the Louisiana Bar Foundation support emergency civil legal aid needs. Now more than ever, the LBF needs the continued support of the legal community. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has resulted in many Louisianans facing life-changing...

Governor John Bel Edwards Proclamation

Friday, 27 March 2020

Proclamation Number 37 JBE 2020 Additional Measures for COVID-19 pdf Click here to see Governor John Bel Edwards Proclamation. (476 KB)

Statement from Donna C. Cuneo, Executive Director, Louisiana Bar Foundation On COVID-19 and the Impact on Civil Legal Aid in Louisiana

Thursday, 26 March 2020

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The following statement was issued today by Donna C. Cuneo, Executive Director of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF): Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on our state, more Louisianans are facing life-changing challenges and need...

LBF Annual Assembly Events Rescheduled for May 14-15

Monday, 16 March 2020

At the risk of burdening you with ‘yet another’ Coronavirus update, there are aspects of the LBF business that are impacted and we wanted you to be aware of them. Given the dynamic Coronavirus (Covid 19) situation, all events during...

LBF Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Jurist Robert H. (Bob) Morrison III

LBF Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Jurist Robert H. (Bob) Morrison III

Thursday, 05 March 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) will honor the 2019 Distinguished Jurist Robert H. (Bob) Morrison III at the annual Fellows Gala in Spring of 2021. Raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, Judge Robert H. Morrison III attended Rhodes College, and graduated from...

LBF Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Attorney Marcus V. Brown

LBF Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Attorney Marcus V. Brown

Friday, 28 February 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) will honor the 2019 Distinguished Attorney Marcus V. Brown at the annual Fellows Gala in Spring of 2021. Marcus V. Brown is Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for Entergy Corporation. In this capacity he provides...

President's Message February/March 2020

Thursday, 27 February 2020

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF). For 30 years this organization has been a reliable source of funding for civil legal aid helping the most vulnerable Louisiana citizens...

LBF Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Attorney Mary Terrell Joseph

LBF Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Attorney Mary Terrell Joseph

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) will honor the 2019 Distinguished Attorney Mary Terrell Joseph at the annual Fellows Gala in Spring of 2021. Mary Terrell Joseph, native of Shreveport, Louisiana, graduated in 1966 from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and...

LBF Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Professor John M. Church

LBF Celebrates 2019 Distinguished Professor John M. Church

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) will honor the 2019 Distinguished Professor John M. Church at the annual Fellows Gala in Spring of 2021. Professor John M. Church is an associate professor of law at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert...

LBF Celebrates Calogero Justice Award Recipient, Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson

LBF Celebrates Calogero Justice Award Recipient, Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) will honor the Calogero Justice Award recipient, Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson at the annual Fellows Gala in Spring of 2021. Honorable Bernette Joshua Johnson is the Louisiana Supreme Court’s 25th Chief Justice, its second...

Attention LBF Fellows

Monday, 17 February 2020

Attention LBF Fellows – Save the Date for the Annual Fellows Membership Meeting Friday, May 15 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans The Louisiana Bar Foundation Annual Fellows Membership Meeting will be held at noon on Friday, May 15, 2020...

LBF Acknowledges Sponsors of 34th Annual Fellows Gala

Monday, 17 February 2020

LBF acknowledges sponsors of 34th Annual Fellows Gala The 34th Annual Fellows Gala is Friday, May 15, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. This year the LBF will honor the 2019 Distinguished Jurist Robert H. Morrison III; Distinguished Attorney Marcus...

Welcome LBF Fellows Class of 2019

Monday, 17 February 2020

We are proud to announce the LBF Fellows Class of 2019. pdf Click here to see them. (1.07 MB)

Sewell Named LBF Associate Executive Director

Sewell Named LBF Associate Executive Director

Friday, 31 January 2020

Laura Sewell has been named the Associate Executive Director of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Laura will assist the Executive Director with the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the office. Laura also works with the Board of Directors, the Development...

LBF Seeking Nominations for 2020 Boisfontaine Award

Thursday, 30 January 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is seeking nominations for the 2020 Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Nominations must be received in the LBF office by Monday, February 10, 2020. The award will be presented at the Louisiana State Bar...

More than $123,000 Awarded to Louisiana Non-Profits for Civil Legal Aid

Friday, 24 January 2020

The LBF has nine regional Community Partnership Panels (CPP) which identify areas of need throughout the year in addition to the regular LBF grant cycle. The CPPs foster collaboration, respond to arising community needs, and encourage local involvement in the...

Attention 2019 Fellows Class

Thursday, 16 January 2020

The first meeting of the 2019 LBF Fellows Class is Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at noon at the LBF office, 1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1000 in New Orleans. Any Fellows interested in participating may contact Danielle Jordan Marshall. The meeting...

Sparking Change for Civil Legal Aid

Monday, 06 January 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is raising civil legal aid awareness and education to benefit Louisiana’s civil legal aid network. The LBF has engaged a strategic communication partner, Spitfire Strategies, to help us increase the visibility and understanding of the need...

The LBF Winter Newsletter is Here!

Monday, 16 December 2019

Read the latest LBF news now! Make your online gift to LBF 34th Annual Gala-Celebrate our 2019 Honorees Discounted Rooms available at Hyatt Still time to be a gala sponsor Make your nomination for the Boisfontaine Award Loan Repayment Assistance...

Apply Now for LBF Kids' Chance Scholarships

Monday, 02 December 2019

Apply now thru February 17, 2020-The LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship program provides scholarships to the children of Louisiana workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers' Compensation Act...

Congratulations Hon. Bernette Joshua Johnson, Chief Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court

Monday, 02 December 2019

The LBF will honor the 2019 Calogero Justice Award recipient, Hon. Bernette Joshua Johnson, Chief Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court at the 34th Annual Fellows Gala. The gala will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency New...

NCCI Presents LBF Kids' Chance with a Check

NCCI Presents LBF Kids' Chance with a Check

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), presented Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program with a check at the NCCI Advisory Forum today in Baton Rouge. Pictured left to right are Matt Richards, Chair of LBF Kids’ Chance;...

Kids' Chance Awareness at Urban South

Kids' Chance Awareness at Urban South

Thursday, 14 November 2019

LBF Kids’ Chance Celebrated Kids’ Chance Awareness Week with a Meet and Greet at Urban South Brewery on November 13. Former scholarship recipients spoke about how important Kids’ Chance support was to them. Kids’ Chance is a scholarship program for...

Congratulations Judge Robert H. Morrison III; Marcus V. Brown; Mary Terrell Joseph; and Prof. John M. Church

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The LBF will honor 2019 Distinguished Jurist Robert H. Morrison III; Distinguished Attorney Marcus V. Brown; Distinguished Attorney Mary Terrell Joseph; and Distinguished Professor John M. Church at the 34th Annual Fellows Gala. The gala will be held on Friday,...

Louisiana Bar Foundation Congratulates all New Louisiana Lawyers Admitted to the Bar

Monday, 21 October 2019

LBF invites you to become an LBF Young Lawyer Fellow with a complimentary membership for the first year of practice. After the first year, it costs as little as $100 to be a Young Lawyer Fellow of the Foundation and...

President's Message October/November 2019

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Technology is fundamentally changing the way the world operates, and the legal system has not escaped this fate. Across the United States and the world, legal service innovators are experimenting with new service delivery models and technologies that aim to...

LWCC Hosts Kids' Chance Golf Tournament

LWCC Hosts Kids' Chance Golf Tournament

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

The LWCC hosted their 16th Annual Kids' Chance Invitational Golf Tournament in Baton Rouge. Some of the 2019-20 LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship recipients enjoyed lunch and received checks prior to the tournament. This year LBF awarded 16 scholarships totaling $55,500....

President's Message August/September 2019

Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Discover the Many Ways LBF Fellows Get Involved My first duty as Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) president was a tour around the state meeting many of our wonderful Fellows in person. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of...

The LBF Summer Newsletter is Here!

Monday, 26 August 2019

Read the latest LBF news now! Meet your 2019-20 Officers Nominate Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award by September 19 $7.8 million for Social Justice Learn more about 365 Days of Justice LBF Committee and Community Partnership Panel Chairs And...

LBF Kids' Chance Awareness Week November 11-15

LBF Kids' Chance Awareness Week November 11-15

Friday, 23 August 2019

Every year the entire Kids’ Chance community (now in 47 states) dedicates one special week to raising awareness of Kids’ Chance nationwide. This year, Kids’ Chance Awareness Week will be held November 11-15, 2019. In Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards...

Save the Date! Friday, April 3, 2020

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Louisiana Bar Foundation 34th Annual Fellows Gala Hyatt Regency New Orleans Discounted rooms are available Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3, 2020 at $259 a night. To make a reservation, call the Hyatt at 1.800.233.1234. and reference Louisiana Bar...

Purchase the new LBF Fellow or LBF Judicial Fellow Shirt Today!

Thursday, 22 August 2019

· navy polo, made with 100% polyester, moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, anti-static, anti-odor, and UPF 50 fabric · men's and women's* sizes, small to 2XLarge · $35 includes shipping, please allow 30 days Fellow Shirt Judicial Fellow Shirt

President's Message June/July 2019

Monday, 29 July 2019

If you attended the Louisiana Bar Foundation's (LBF) 33rd annual Fellows Gala, you know what I am talking about. "365 Days of Justice" is an interactive fundraiser that we launched at the Gala on April 5. Donations range from $25...

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Kids' Chance Program

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An integrated civil legal aid service delivery portal that leverages artificial intelligence and subject matter expert contributors.
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Oral Histories Program

The LBF Education Committee produces a continuing series of oral histories. . .
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Members of the Louisiana Bar Foundation are referred to as Fellows. Fellowship consists of judges, lawyers. . .

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



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