Special funding

Special Funding

Special Funding Description:
  • Collaboration with justice community stakeholders.
  • Provides umbrella support services to several or all legal aid providers.
  • Access to Justice Commission
    • Fund Grants
      • The Access to Justice Fund promotes administration of justice and benefit Louisiana’s statewide justice community. Initiatives for consideration must meet a least one of the following criteria:
        1. The advancement and maintenance of statewide technology;
        2. The coordination of statewide intake and referral; or
        3. Disaster or emergency response.
  • Board Training for Grantees
    • As part of the LBF’s commitment to strengthen grantee board leadership and the Louisiana’s civil legal aid network, the LBF hosts board training for our grantees. The training is designed to strengthen leadership by reviewing board member responsibilities, program and administrative priorities for the organizations, and self-analysis/evaluation of mission outcome goals.
  • Child in Need of Care
  • Civil Legal Aid Network Portal
  • Disaster Relief
    • 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 seeking asylum. Vulnerable children need protection due to family instability and separation. The economic security of the elderly is in jeopardy. Their stories are powerful and heartbreaking. We need your help now more than ever. 

      The Louisiana Bar Foundation has a robust network of well-established partnerships with more than 70 legal aid providers across the state’s 64 parishes who are working hard to meet emergency civil legal needs. LBF stands with our community partners who are working even harder as more families need the help of Louisiana’s civil legal aid safety net to recover from disasters.

      Make a donation to Disaster and Emergency Relief.   

      Make checks payable to the Louisiana Bar Foundation/ Disaster Emergency Fund. Checks may be mailed to Louisiana Bar Foundation, 1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1000, New Orleans, LA 70112.  For more information, please call (504) 561-1046.

  • LawHelps.org
  • Louisiana Appleseed
  • Oral Histories
  • Pelican Center for Children and Families
  • Probono.net
  • Pro Hac Vice
    • A portion of the fees collected by the Louisiana state courts through motions for pro hac vice admission filed by out-of-state lawyers not licensed to practice law in Louisiana are directed to the LBF for distribution for the Legal Service Corporation’s programs providing civil legal aid in Louisiana.
  • Statewide Case Management System
    • SCMS is a LBF funded upgraded case management system offering improvements and efficiencies that include: online intake, online volunteer attorney participation, online client case status check, blast email capability to volunteer attorneys, attorney fee and costs package, online client satisfaction survey, and text reminders to clients. The system is utilized by LBF funded legal service corporations and pro bono projects across the state.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and other Funding Projects

  • Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program
  • Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid