“No community thrives when people are homeless, children are out of school or families experience violence. The help legal aid programs provide keeps faith with one of America’s core values – equal access to justice – and changes the lives of low-income people every day.”
Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson
“Sometimes legal aid is the only thing standing between a family’s ability to be self-sufficient and poverty. For many Louisiana citizens facing crisis, an effective and powerful response must include civil legal aid.”
Hon. Wendell Manning
2014-15 LBF President
“As lawyers, we swore an oath to never reject, from any consideration personal to ourselves, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed or delay any person’s cause for monetary gain or malice. I believe that oath places upon all lawyers, as a profession, the obligation to not only care about civil legal aid, but to actively do something about it.”
Leo C. Hamilton
2013-14 LBF President
“Civil legal aid is an absolutely essential element of fulfilling what we say when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance and confirm our dedication to liberty and justice for all. If we fail to assure access to justice for all, we have failed in the American dream. Let’s work together to assure that dream is not lost.”
Richard K. Leefe
2013-14 LSBA President

Our Contributors

Donald Abaunza

Prof. Paul Baier

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Hon. Robin Giarrusso

Kendall Vick Public Law Foundation - 3 year pledge

Eloise Enoch & Margery Norton Foundation - in memory of George A. Burton, Jr.

Christopher K. Ralston

Alex Rankin

Cynthia Scott

E. Jane Sherman

Mark C. Surprenant

Hon. Glynn Voisin

Sandra Vujnovich in honor of the Louisana Supreme Court Justices

Paul Wood - 5 year pledge