Horn Blower Award

The Horn Blower Award is given to a partner organization in recognition of outstanding support and leadership in assisting the Louisiana Bar Foundation in advancing an initiative, project or program.

2008 Horn Blower Award

Tim Averill

The Horn Blower Award is given to a partner organization in recognition of outstanding support and leadership in assisting the Louisiana Bar Foundation in advancing an initiative, project or program. This year's Horn Blower Award goes to Tim Averill, General Counsel for the Louisiana Supreme Court.

2006 Horn Blower Award

Ann Scarle

The LBF awarded Ann Scarle with the 2006 Horn Blower Award in recognition for her outstanding leadership, support and immediate response to legal community recovery and rebuilding efforts. The award was presented by LBF President Donna D. Fraiche on June 8, at the LBF Annual Fellows Meeting in Sandestin, Florida.

Ann, Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Bar Association since 1991 received her B.S. degree from Louisiana State University. She is a graduate of the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Leadership Baton Rouge program. Scarle is currently serving her third term as Local Bar Delegate to the National Association of Bar Executives Board of Directors. She has served in the following leadership positions with NABE: Public Service Committee, CLE Section (former chair), and Communications Section (1998 conference chair). In addition, she is a member of the following organizations: Baton Rouge Network, LSU Paralegal School Advisory Board, Junior League of Baton Rouge, and a former board member of the Battered Women's Shelter, Westminster Civic Association, and the Louisiana Center for Law Related Education.

2006 Horn Blower Award

Marta-Ann Schnabel

The LBF awarded Marta-Ann Schnabel with the 2006 Hornblower Award in recognition for her outstanding leadership, support and immediate response to legal community recovery and rebuilding efforts. The award was presented by LBF President Donna D. Fraiche on June 8, at the LBF Annual Fellows Meeting in Sandestin, Florida.Marta, incoming president of the Louisiana State Bar Association, has been tooting the horn of the LBF by bringing her civic minded actions full circle by helping to provide free disaster-related legal services for Louisiana residents.Marta is a shareholder in the New Orleans firm of O'Bryon & Schnabel, P.L.C. She received a BA degree, honours, in 1978 from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and her JD degree in 1981 from Loyola University Law School. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 1981.Marta served as co-chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Access to Justice Committee and is a member of the Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct and the Ethics Advisory Service Committee. She has served as LSBA president-elect and secretary. She received the LSBA President's Award in 1998 and 2004.

She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the New Orleans Bar Association. She is a recipient of the Loyola Law School Gillis Long Public Service Award.

2004 Horn Blower Award

Garner J. "Gary" Knoepfler, Jr., CPCU

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) awarded Garner J. "Gary" Knoepfler, Jr., CPCU, it's Hornblower Award at its Annual Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, June 10 in Sandestin, Florida. Gary has been instrumental in bringing Kids' Chance to Louisiana. Kids' Chance is a scholarship program designed to help students of permanently or catastrophically injured or deceased workers to complete their education.

Gary received this award because he has been tooting the horn of the LBF and bringing their civic minded actions full circle by encouraging their partnership with Kids' Chance.

Gary is the Louisiana Branch Supervisor for Reimbursement Consultants, Inc. firm which specializes in identifying and processing Second Injury Fund claims for insurance carriers and insured or self-insured empoyers. Since 1990, Gary's office has handled over 4,000 Second Injury Fund claims.

In addition to serving as the Co-Chair of the Kids' Chance Committee, Gary is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers Advisory Board. He is a native of New Orleans and currently lives in Metairie with his wife, Sherri.

2002 Horn Blower Award

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

 



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