President's Message October/November 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - By President Valerie Briggs Bargas

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part

President's Message August/September 2017

Technology is the Key to Doing More with Less - By President Valerie Briggs Bargas

Technology is a key tool in affording support and resources to the civil legal aid community. As the largest state funder of civil legal aid, the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) has often taken the lead in assisting civil legal providers and grantees with technological resources and information so they can continue to be more accessible and efficient with their limited resources. pdf Click here for full article (96 KB) .

President's Award-Davoli

The 2016-17 LBF President E. Jane Sherman presented the prestigious 2017 President's Award to Chuck Davoli at a Kids' Chance Event May 12. The President's Award was given to Davoli in recognition of his outstanding support, volunteer service and dedication and advancement of the mission and goals of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Davoli was instrumental in bringing the Kids'

TWO Saints Season Tickets Raffle

The LBF is selling raffle tickets to win two 2017 Saints season tickets. Take a chance to see every home game from Midfield Plaza level. Raffle tickets are $100 each and are for a chance to win two (2) tickets to all pre and regular 2017 season home games. The drawing will be Friday, August 18.


The Louisiana Bar Foundation is proud to announce publication of the SPEECHES 2017 by its first Scholar in Residence, Paul R. Baier, Judge Henry A. Politz Professor of Law, LSU Law Center. The book includes speeches delivered since the 2014 publication, including "A Sprig of Laurel for Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr."; "Holmes's Speeches and More"; and

Sole to receive 2017 LBF Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award

Emmett C. Sole, a member of the law firm Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock, L.L.P. in Lake Charles is the recipient of the 2017 Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award.

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