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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 Announces Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award Recipient

Monday, 25 October 2021

The LBF will honor the 2021 Distinguished Jurist Carl J. Barbier, Distinguished Attorney Gordon L. James, Distinguished Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett, and Calogero Justice Award Recipient Hillar C. Moore III at its 36th Annual Fellows Gala on April 22, 2022. Recognition...

LBF POP UP TOUR IS HERE-Register Today!

LBF POP UP TOUR IS HERE-Register Today!

Thursday, 07 October 2021

Register Today! Learn about the LBF, how we operate, the growing need for Civil Legal Aid, and how we are trying to meet these needs in your region. Connect with local people and organizations with firsthand experience with civil legal...

2020-21 Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid is a program of the LBF’s Education Committee. The purpose of this program is to support the LBF’s educational goals by increasing the understanding of the vital need for civil legal...

JUDGES in the CLASSROOM

JUDGES in the CLASSROOM

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Judges from across the state are engaging with students to highlight the importance of civic education. Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer introduces a new initiative to spotlight the work of our state's judges to connect with students...

LBF Kids' Chance Recipient Receives Jim Hudak and Sally Silvia Scholarship

LBF Kids' Chance Recipient Receives Jim Hudak and Sally Silvia Scholarship

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Tyran Nogess, recipient of a 2021-22 Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids' Chance Scholarship receives the Jim Hudak and Sally Silvia Scholarship from Kids' Chance of America. See the full story in the new Kids' Chance Chronicle. The Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids'...

LRAP Application Available Online December 1; Grant Application Available Online October 1

Friday, 10 September 2021

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) application for 2022-23 funding will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2021. The deadline for submitting the LRAP application is Feb. 11, 2022. The Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) grant application for 2022-23 funding will...

Deadline Extended

Thursday, 09 September 2021

In light of the current challenges, the LBF is announcing an extension for nominations for 2021 Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award. Nominations must be submitted electronically by Thursday, September 30, 2021. 2021 Distinguished Honorees Each year at the Gala,...

LBF Awards $8.3 Million for Civil Legal Aid

Thursday, 09 September 2021

2021-22 Statewide Grants The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF), recently awarded more than $8.3 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....

LBF Establishes Hurricane Ida Disaster Fund

Wednesday, 01 September 2021

Hurricane Ida Disaster Fund Donate Now! Hurricane Ida tore through Southeast Louisiana, causing extensive damage to homes and leaving many families displaced. After a disaster of this magnitude, civil legal aid needs are dramatically increased as those affected experience a...

LBF Grant and LRAP Application Available Online

Friday, 27 August 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) grant application for 2022-23 funding will be available online beginning Oct. 1, 2021. The deadline for submitting grant applications is Dec. 1, 2021. The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) application for 2022-23 funding will be...

Volunteers Work to Improve Access to Justice in Louisiana

Monday, 23 August 2021

These volunteers work to strengthen communities in Louisiana, helping families facing non-criminal civil legal challenges. Christopher K. Ralston, the 2021-22 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF), has appointed Fellows to chair the nine Community Partnership Panels (CPP) and LBF standing...

The LBF will POP UP in your area!

The LBF will POP UP in your area!

Monday, 23 August 2021

Save the Date Learn more about the LBF, how we operate, the growing need for Civil Legal Aid, and how we are trying to meet these needs in your region. Connect with local people and organizations with firsthand experience with...

President's Message August/September 2021

President's Message August/September 2021

Monday, 16 August 2021

"Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building; it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society...It is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without...

LBF Seeking Proposals-Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid-Deadline Sept. 24

Monday, 02 August 2021

Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid is a program of the LBF’s Education Committee. The purpose of this program is to support the LBF’s educational goals by increasing the understanding of the vital need for civil legal...

Gala Date is Set April 22-Nominations for Distinguished Honoree's and Calogero Justice Award Now Open

Friday, 16 July 2021

Save the date to join the 36th Annual Fellows Gala on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Nominations for 2021 Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award must be submitted electronically by Friday, September 17, 2021. 2021...

LBF Awards $8.3 Million for Civil Legal Aid 2021-22 Statewide Grants

Thursday, 15 July 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF), a statewide organization, recently awarded more than $8.3 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....

LBF Kids' Chance to award $27,000 in scholarships to children of injured Louisiana workers

LBF Kids' Chance to award $27,000 in scholarships to children of injured Louisiana workers

Thursday, 17 June 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship program is awarding $27,000 in scholarships to eight students in Louisiana for the 2021-22 school year. Scholarships are awarded to dependent children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in...

President's Message June/July 2021

President's Message June/July 2021

Monday, 14 June 2021

Civil Legal Aid is a Good Investment Civil legal aid is free legal assistance provided to help people facing non-criminal, civil legal challenges. Civil legal aid helps people with a range of issues, including assistance for veterans and military families,...

Schafer Named 2021 Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Schafer Named 2021 Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Timothy G. Schafer, founder of the firm Schafer & Schafer, LLP is the recipient of the 2021 Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Mr. Schafer is receiving this award in recognition of his long-standing devotion to...

LBF Congratulates Christopher K. Ralston

LBF Congratulates Christopher K. Ralston

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is proud to congratulate our 2021-22 president Christopher K. Ralston for receiving the David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award at the 36th annual ProBono Publico & Children’s Law Awards Ceremony. Each year, the Louisiana State...

Read how ATJ Commission is "Mapping" the Future of Justice for All with Geographic Information Systems

Wednesday, 05 May 2021

LBF supports the Access to Justice Commission efforts to bring effective and economical civil legal services to low and moderate income Louisianians living in areas with limited access to the civil legal justice system. Using data and technology, the ATJ...

Ralston to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2021-22 Board

Ralston to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2021-22 Board

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Welcome Christopher K. Ralston of New Orleans, the 2021-22 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation. Other officers are Vice President Alan G. Brackett of New Orleans; Treasurer Deidre Deculus Robert of Baton Rouge; and Secretary Hon. John C. Davidson of Alexandria....

Robert Receives 2019-2020 Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession Award

Robert Receives 2019-2020 Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession Award

Monday, 03 May 2021

Deidre Deculus Robert, executive counsel for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, is the 2019- 2020 recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession Award. The award recognizes a current member of...

President's Message April/May 2021

President's Message April/May 2021

Monday, 26 April 2021

Get to know Christopher K. Ralston, LBF 2021-22 President. See his interview by LBF Secretary Hon. John. C. Davidson. Click here for full article

35th Annual Gala-Friday, April 23

Thursday, 22 April 2021

35th Annual Fellows Gala Friday, April 23 Attend virtually

President's Message February/March 2021

President's Message February/March 2021

Monday, 12 April 2021

It's really true--time does fly, especially when you are having fun! As I come to the end of my term as Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) president, I am reminded about the challenges we faced but will remember all of the...

35th Annual Fellows Gala, a hybrid event, set for April 23 at Antoine's

Monday, 22 March 2021

The 35th Annual Fellows Gala, a hybrid event, set for April 23 at Antoine’s. The Louisiana Bar Foundation will celebrate the 35th Annual Fellows Gala Friday, April 23, 2021 at Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis Street in New Orleans as...

LBF Past Presidents Advisory Council Meets

Friday, 26 February 2021

The LBF Board presented updates to the Annual Past Presidents Advisory Council at their recent Zoom meeting. LBF President Skip Philips began, sharing the boards work to recalibrate the Strategic Planning 2023 Vision. The past presidents learned about the progress...

More than $66,000 Awarded to Louisiana Non-Profits for Civil Legal Aid

Monday, 22 February 2021

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...

LBF Congratulates Cahill and Neuner

Thursday, 11 February 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is proud to congratulate Elwood F. Cahill, Jr., and Frank X. Neuner, Jr., for receiving the 2021 Outstanding State Chair Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The award will be presented...

Civil Legal Aid is a Good Investment

Tuesday, 09 February 2021

The SROI analysis completed for Louisiana's civil legal aid organizations is a measurement of the values delivered during the fiscal year 2019-20. The Analysis revealed that the net economic impact value resulting from Louisiana civil legal activities during the year...

Baumgartner Named 2020 LBF Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Baumgartner Named 2020 LBF Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Monday, 01 February 2021

Adrianne L. Baumgartner, a member of the Porteous Hainkel & Johnson Law Firm is the recipient of the 2020 Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Ms. Baumgartner is receiving this award in recognition of her long-standing...

Louisiana Bar Foundation Grants Funds to Help Clear Up Title Issues

Monday, 01 February 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) granted Louisiana Appleseed disaster assistance funds to provide information to assist residents with clouded title issues. The disasters of Hurricane Laura and the COVID-19 pandemic have compromised the prospect of creating or maintaining generational wealth...

LBF is hiring Communication Design and Content Coordinator

Monday, 01 February 2021

The Design and Content Coordinator will be responsible for producing, creating, designing, and implementation of content to achieve LBF communications goals. To apply send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view...

2020 Fellows Class Project

Friday, 29 January 2021

The Connecting Legal Needs to Education Project will educate the Fellows Class about many of the unrealized legal needs of Louisiana’s low-income and under-served communities and the efforts being made to find actionable information and resources to provide to those...

New Infinity Fund Supports Louisiana Bar Foundation's Work to Increase Access to Civil Legal Aid

Friday, 22 January 2021

Funds will help ensure sustainability and support impact of the state’s largest funder of civil legal aid. The Louisiana Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the first donation in the amount of $25,000 to the newly established Infinity Fund, which...

Grantee Board and Staff Training

Thursday, 07 January 2021

We will host Grantee Board and Staff Training sessions February 24, February 26, and March 5. These training events are aimed at strengthening leadership by reviewing board member responsibilities, setting program and administration priorities for the organization, identifying current client...

Louisiana Bar Foundation Announces the Kendall Vick Public Law Fund

Tuesday, 05 January 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) announces the establishment of the Kendall Vick Public Law Fund valued at $3 million. To provide a path for continuing its mission, specifically with respect to the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), the Kendall Vick...

LBF Launches new program Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid is a new project of the LBF’s Education Committee launching this Spring. The purpose of this program is to support the LBF’s educational goals by increasing the understanding of the vital...

Check Out the LBF 2020 Winter Newsletter

Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Read all about it! Get up to date LBF News- Year End Giving Opportunity President's Message Gala Honorees and Info 2020-21 Board of Directors LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship Applications Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award-Nominate Now Meet Cassie Carreras, LBF...

Scholarships for Children of Injured Workers-Apply Now

Scholarships for Children of Injured Workers-Apply Now

Tuesday, 01 December 2020

Online applications are now open for the The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. This scholarship is for dependents of Louisiana Workers’ killed or permanently and totally disabled in a work accident. Applications for the 2021-22 academic year...

Carreras Named LBF Finance Director

Carreras Named LBF Finance Director

Monday, 02 November 2020

Cassie L. Carreras has been named the Finance Director of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Cassie will oversee the Foundation’s fiscal operations. Cassie began her career as a credit analyst at Hancock Whitney Bank upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in...

LBF 35th Annual Fellows Gala is April 23, 2021

Monday, 02 November 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation will celebrate the 35th Annual Fellows Gala Friday, April 23, 2021. The gala is the LBF's largest annual fundraiser and will be a hybrid event taking place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans located at 601...

Gov. Edwards Proclaims Kids' Chance Awareness Week

Gov. Edwards Proclaims Kids' Chance Awareness Week

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed November 9-13, 2020 Kids' Chance Awareness Week in the state of Louisiana. Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) President Skip Philips is holding the official proclamation. Every year the entire Kids’ Chance community (now in 48...

LBF Receives Appreciation Award from The Pro Bono Project

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is honored to be named The Pro Bono Project Distinguished Donor for the 2020 Volunteer Appreciation Awards! The Pro Bono Project will host the Volunteer Appreciation Event virtually during the 2020 National Celebration of Pro...

LBF VIRTUAL POP UP TOUR

LBF VIRTUAL POP UP TOUR

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Louisiana Bar Foundation President Skip Philips will POP UP in your area! Learn about civil legal aid, the increased need for services, and how it impacts your region. Attend this free 30-minute educational session "Why the LBF is Good for...

President's Message October/November 2020

President's Message October/November 2020

Monday, 19 October 2020

Protecting Families During the Pandemic October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently reported that one in three women in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. According...

LBF Grant Application, LRAP Application Available online October 1

Thursday, 01 October 2020

The Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) grant application for 2021-22 funding will be available online beginning Oct. 1. The deadline for submitting grant applications is Dec. 1, 2020. The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) application for 2021-22 funding will be available...

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...

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Kids' Chance Program

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Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator

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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