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Learn about some new Ways to Give to the LBF

Monday, 06 February 2023

There are many ways to give to the LBF. We are currently introducing greater and more robust options for donors to provide greater flexibility in making tax-deductible contributions. Major gifts are philanthropically inspired contributions that have an extremely significant impact...

LBF Establishes a New Lifetime Giving Recognition Program

Monday, 06 February 2023

The LBF relies on charitable contributions to help support civil legal aid programs. We thank the many donors who have contributed to the LBF since its founding. Recently we established the Lifetime Giving Achievement and Benefits program to recognize those...

We have reached 40% of our $500,000 Goal!

We have reached 40% of our $500,000 Goal!

Monday, 06 February 2023

Currently we are at 40% of our goal of building our Infinity Fund to $500,000 for this fiscal year. The Infinity Fund was established to ensure funds received from IOLTA, CINC funding, and legislative appropriations can be fully granted to...

LBF Chief Development Officer Announcement

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) was reactivated in 1985 to provide leadership and grants to improve access for all to the justice system, including support for civil legal aid to the poor, law-related education, and administration of justice. The LBF...

LBF Announces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Tuesday, 03 January 2023

Under the direction of our 2022-23 President Alan G. Brackett, the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) has created the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The DEI Committee is co-chaired by board members John Nickelson and Adrienne White. Brackett stated, “The Louisiana...

Annual Fellows Membership Meeting

Monday, 19 December 2022

Attention LBF Fellows – Save the Date for the Annual Fellows Membership Meeting Friday, April 21 The Louisiana Bar Foundation Annual Fellows Membership Meeting will be held at noon on Friday, April 21, 2023, at Virgin Hotels New Orleans. This...

LWCC Raises $65,000 for LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship Program

LWCC Raises $65,000 for LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship Program

Monday, 19 December 2022

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) hosted a speaker series event at the Foster Learning Center at the LWCC headquarters in Baton Rouge. Together with agent and business partners, LWCC donated $65,000 to the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship...

President's Message December 2022/January 2023

President's Message December 2022/January 2023

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

We’re Number 1! Usually, being number 1 at something is a source of tremendous pride, whether in business, academics, or sports. But Louisiana has the unfortunate distinction in being number 1 in the percentage of its population living below the...

LBF Seeking Nominations for 2023 Boisfontaine Award

Monday, 21 November 2022

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is seeking nominations for the 2023 Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Nominations must be received in the LBF office by Monday, February 6, 2023. The award will be presented at the Louisiana State Bar...

POP UP TOUR Wrap Up

Monday, 21 November 2022

The LBF Pop Up Tour started in Mandeville and ended in Baton Rouge. Over a 3-week period, LBF leadership, volunteers, and grantees held informational sessions while sharing a meal with civil legal aid stakeholders in 9 regions of the state....

LBF Announces Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award Recipient

Tuesday, 08 November 2022

The LBF will honor the 2022 Distinguished Jurist Richard T. Haik, Sr. (Ret. Judge), Distinguished Attorney Leo C. Hamilton, Distinguished Professor Andrea Beauchamp Carroll, and Calogero Justice Award Recipient Hon. Ivan L. R. Lemelle at the 37th Annual Fellows Gala...

Scholarships for Kids' of Injured Workers in Louisiana-Kids' Chance Awareness Week

Thursday, 03 November 2022

When a worker gets injured on the job, it doesn’t just affect them — it affects their entire family, especially their kids. Help Support the Kids’ Chance Mission During Awareness Week Nov. 7-11, 2022 The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’...

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

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

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...

Our Work Plays a Vital Role in Civil Legal Aid

Our Work Plays a Vital Role in Civil Legal Aid

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Louisiana Citizens face serious legal challenges every day. While the Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to counsel in criminal proceedings, civil litigants are not assured representation unless they can afford it. In Louisiana over 75% of civil litigants are forced...

Working Together for Access to Justice

Working Together for Access to Justice

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

See the LSBA Bar Journal October/November 2022 featured article-Working Together for Access to Justice, the Roles of the Louisiana Supreme Court, The Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Articles for this important feature were contributed by: Chief...

President's Message October/November 2022

President's Message October/November 2022

Friday, 14 October 2022

My introduction to "grown-up" music came from my older brother. He left most of his albums behind when he went to college in 1972, and it was an eclectic collection--everything from Deep Purple to Simon & Garfunkel. One of my...

LSBA/LBF Community Action Committee Secret Santa Project

Monday, 10 October 2022

Secret Santa Project’s 26th Year: Calling Legal Professionals The Louisiana State Bar Association/Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Secret Santa Project is beginning its 26th year. The Project, coordinated by the LSBA/LBF’s Community Action Committee, offers the legal community the opportunity to brighten...

2023-24 Annual/Sustaining Grant Applications Open

Monday, 03 October 2022

The LBF Annual/Sustaining grant applications process is now open and accepting new applicants until December 1, 2022. Through grants, we assist disaster victims, women, children, elderly, people with disabilities, newly unemployed, those facing loss of their homes, veterans and military...

Justice Bus-Delivering Civil Legal Resources to Underserved Areas

Wednesday, 07 September 2022

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) and the Lagniappe Law Lab (LLL) are excited to announce the creation of the Justice Bus. This joint project will bring civil legal services through virtual self-help tools and physical resources to the public who...

Save the Date-April 21 for the Gala! NEW VENUE AND NEW HOTEL!

Save the Date-April 21 for the Gala! NEW VENUE AND NEW HOTEL!

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Louisiana Bar Foundation's 37th Annual Fellows Gala is Friday, April 21, 2023. We are moving to the National World War II Museum, 1043 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA. The Paton Party will begin at 7 p.m. and the gala will...

President's Message August/September 2022

President's Message August/September 2022

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Hear Their Voices Jay, a 2nd-grade student, has been in a mental health facility three times in less than two months. He attends the neighborhood elementary school and received seven school referrals, seven days of suspensions and was about to...

Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid RFP's....Apply Now!

Friday, 08 July 2022

TWO Requests for Proposal-Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid is a project of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Education Committee. The purpose of this program is to support...

Louisiana Legal Aid Providers Receive $11.6 Million to Help Natural Disaster Victims

Monday, 27 June 2022

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced that it is awarding $4,713,487 to Acadiana Legal Service Corporation (ALSC) and $6,471,368 to Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) to support the delivery of legal services to low-income people impacted by Hurricane Ida, Hurricane...

The LBF is popping up in your area!

The LBF is popping up in your area!

Monday, 27 June 2022

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) will be in your region soon. Save the date to visit with colleagues and meet new people. These events are open to all interested in learning about the LBF, how it operates, the growing need...

Skip Philips Named 2022 LBF Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Skip Philips Named 2022 LBF Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Thursday, 09 June 2022

Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr., of counsel with Taylor Porter in Baton Rouge is the recipient of the 2022 Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Mr. Philips is receiving this award in recognition of his long-standing...

National Grant to Help Louisiana Renters

Monday, 16 May 2022

The Louisiana Bar Foundation in partnership with Lagniappe Law Lab is one of 12 recipients of an American Bar Endowment Opportunity Grant (ABE) which address the unmet legal needs of the underserved communities around the country. LBF will receive a...

2022 Horn Blower-Hon. Guy Bradberry

2022 Horn Blower-Hon. Guy Bradberry

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

The 2022 Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Horn Blower Award was given to Hon. Guy Bradberry in recognition of his outstanding support and leadership in assisting the LBF in advancing an initiative, from 2021-22 LBF President Christopher K. Ralston. Judge Bradberry...

2022 President's Award-Maggie T. Simar

2022 President's Award-Maggie T. Simar

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

The 2022 President's Award was given to Maggie T. Simar in recognition of her outstanding support, dedication and advancement of the mission and goals of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) from 2021-22 LBF President Christopher K. Ralston. Maggie has been...

2022 President's Award-Zeb Winstead

2022 President's Award-Zeb Winstead

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

The 2022 President's Award was given to Zebulon M. Winstead in recognition of his outstanding support, dedication and advancement of the mission and goals of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) from 2021-22 LBF President Christopher K. Ralston. Zeb has been...

Brackett to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2022-23 Board

Brackett to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2022-23 Board

Monday, 02 May 2022

Welcome Alan G. Brackett of New Orleans, the 2022-23 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF). Other officers are Vice President Deidre Deculus Robert of Baton Rouge; Treasurer Hon. John C. Davidson of Alexandria; and Secretary Edmund J. Giering IV of...

President's Message April/May 2022

President's Message April/May 2022

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Get to know Alan G. Brackett, LBF 2022-23 President. See his interview by LBF Secretary Edmund J. Giering IV in the Louisiana Bar Journal. Read the article Q & A with 2022-23 LBF President Alan G. Brackett.

LBF Online Auction. Bid often and bid high!

Friday, 08 April 2022

Opens Monday, April 11, at 8 a.m. and will end Friday, April 22, at the close of the Gala! Check out our wonderful selection of auction items. Dr. John & Donna D. Fraiche private collection wine tasting for 6 includes...

Tornado Disaster and Emergency Relief

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

After a disaster, civil legal aid needs are dramatically increased as those affected experience a variety of legal issues. Many families need help with successions and title clearing to access federal recovery dollars. Domestic violence centers become overcrowded with individuals...

Civil Legal Aid Deserts in Louisiana

Monday, 21 March 2022

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) along with Chez Hope are addressing the civil legal needs in Louisiana by bringing critical legal services to victims of domestic violence who live in a civil legal resource desert. Chez Hope received a LBF...

LBF Now Hiring Major Gifts Officer

Thursday, 24 February 2022

POSITION: Major Gifts Officer POSITION SUMMARY: The Major Gifts Officer executes and manages cultivation and stewardship strategies in support of fundraising campaigns, gift planning and major gift procurement, donor relations, and annual giving. Working closely with senior staff, the Major...

LBF Now Hiring Grants and Development Coordinator

Thursday, 24 February 2022

POSITION: Grants and Development Coordinator POSITION SUMMARY: The Grants and Development Coordinator shall work under the direction of the Grants Manager and the Major Gifts Officer to provide program administration assistance and clerical support to the Grants and Development Departments....

LBF Now Hiring Design and Content Manager

Thursday, 24 February 2022

POSITION: Design and Content Manager POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for producing, creating, designing, and implementation of content to achieve LBF communications and marketing goals. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: · Create content for all LBF communications work including talking points, news stories, newsletters, publications,...

Annual Fellows Membership Meeting

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Attention LBF Fellows – Save the Date for the Annual Fellows Membership Meeting Friday, April 22 The Louisiana Bar Foundation Annual Fellows Membership Meeting will be held at noon on Friday, April 22, 2022. This luncheon meeting is an opportunity...

President's Message February/March 2022

President's Message February/March 2022

Friday, 04 February 2022

Proud of the LBF's Contributions to Our Legal System and State in Challenging Year For many Louisianians, 2021 was a difficult year. People faced both personal and professional challenges due to Hurricane Ida and the pandemic. We know that, during ...

Ambassadors for Free Civil Legal Aid

Monday, 31 January 2022

Announcing a New LBF Membership Level-Civil Legal Aid Fellow The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is inviting members of the community who are not attorneys to become advocates for free civil legal aid. “For the first time in LBF history, we...

LWCC Partners with LBF Kids' Chance

LWCC Partners with LBF Kids' Chance

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC), hosted their inaugural speaker series at the new Foster Learning Center at the LWCC headquarters in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, December 8. This special occasion raised $43,000 and directly benefits the LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship...

Judges in the Classroom/Students in the Courtroom, 2nd issue

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

We are excited to share the second issue of the Judges in the Classroom/Students in the Courtroom newsletter, designed to spotlight the work of our state’s judges to connect with students either in classroom settings or in their courtrooms. Judges...

LBF Kids' Chance Dean's List Senior Sponsor

LBF Kids' Chance Dean's List Senior Sponsor

Thursday, 23 December 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is pleased to announce Lunsford Baskin and Priebe, LLC is a Dean’s List Senior Sponsor of the LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. They have committed to donate $5,000 a year for four years. The LBF Kids...

President's Message     December 2021/January 2022

President's Message December 2021/January 2022

Friday, 03 December 2021

2021-22 President Christopher K. Ralston Why do I give? When I tell people I’m the President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, I get two follow-up questions. The first is usually: what is the LBF? This is the easier one. The...

Kids' Chance Awareness Week was a Success!

Kids' Chance Awareness Week was a Success!

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Governor John Bel Edwards declared November 8-12, 2021, LBF Kids’ Chance Awareness Week in Louisiana. Committee members prepared care packages for the current scholarship recipients. The packages included swag from some of our donors, gift cards to local restaurants, snacks,...

POP UP Wrap Up!

POP UP Wrap Up!

Thursday, 18 November 2021

We officially wrapped up all nine of our POP UP Tour events across Louisiana! The POP UP Tour is an opportunity to learn more about the important work of the LBF and the impact of civil legal aid in each...

President's Message October/November 2021,   LBF Hall of Fame Spotlight: Judge Eldon E. Fallon

President's Message October/November 2021, LBF Hall of Fame Spotlight: Judge Eldon E. Fallon

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

I am very pleased to announce a new project spearheaded by the Louisiana Bar Foundation Education Committee: Hall of Fame Spotlight. The purpose of this project is to honor the achievements of past presidents and others who have excelled in...

LBF Seeking Nominations for 2022 Boisfontaine Award

Friday, 12 November 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is seeking nominations for the 2022 Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Nominations must be received in the LBF office by Monday, February 7, 2022. The award will be presented at the Louisiana State Bar...

Governor John Bel Edwards Proclaims Kids' Chance Awareness Week!

Governor John Bel Edwards Proclaims Kids' Chance Awareness Week!

Monday, 01 November 2021

Governor Edwards proclaimed November 8-12, 2021 Kids’ Chance Awareness Week in the State of Louisiana. The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program is for dependents of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in a work accident....

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...

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