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Disaster Resources 2016

LSBA Disaster Response

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The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation has established a Disaster Fund to assist all Louisiana attorneys whose offices and homes have been flooded. The Disaster Fund will provide much-needed grants to Louisiana lawyers to assist them in the aftermath of the historic August 2016 flooding.

Your tax-deductible donation will help impacted Louisiana lawyers who live and/or practice in one of the parishes qualifying for federal assistance as a result of the August flooding.

A broad-based committee of lawyers from South Louisiana will review the applications and make decisions regarding grants.

If you are in a position to assist your colleagues in the legal community, we encourage you to donate here:

Alternatively, you may mail your check made payable to the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Disaster Fund to:
Flood Relief 2016 Donations
Baton Rouge Bar Foundation
544 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

The Lafayette Bar Foundation
Many Lafayette Bar Members, as well as their staff, have sustained major damage to their homes from the recent flooding. Your tax-deductible donation to the Lafayette Parish Bar Foundation will be used exclusively to help these members of the Lafayette legal community begin to rebuild their lives after such a devastating loss. All dedicated donations to this effort will be administered by SOLACE for the benefit of our local legal community.
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The Shreveport Bar Foundation will be accepting gift cards from Lowe's, The Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Wal-Mart in $25.00 increments. You can mail or drop off your gift cards to the Shreveport Bar Foundation at 625 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101. All gift cards will be delivered to the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation and the Lafayette Bar Foundation for distribution to flood victims.

$5.9 Million for Social Justice Initiatives in 2016-17

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson administered the oath of office to the incoming Louisiana Bar Foundation officers.

From left, Secretary Amanda W. Barnett, Treasurer W. Michael Street, Vice President Valerie Briggs Bargas and President E. Jane Sherman.
Photo by Matthew Hinton Photography

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The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana. We exist to preserve, honor and improve our system of justice by funding, developing and otherwise promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system and advance the reality of equal justice under the law. The LBF supports programs that provide free legal services for the poor in all 64 parishes of the state of Louisiana.


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LWCC Kids' Chance Golf Tournament

10/21/2016 - 10:00 AM
LBF Board of Directors Meeting

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1/20/2017 - 10:00 AM
LBF Board of Directors Meeting

1/20/2017 - 7:30 PM
LSBA & LBF Joint Dinner

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4/20/2017 - 10:00 AM
Kids' Chance Scholarship Committee Meeting

4/20/2017 - 2:00 PM
LBF Grants Committee Meeting

4/21/2017 - 9:00 AM
LBF Board of Directors Meeting

4/21/2017 - 12:00 PM
LBF Fellowship/Honoree Luncheon

4/21/2017 - 6:00 PM
Annual Fellows Patron Party & Gala

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Louisiana Bar Foundation  |  1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1000  |  New Orleans, LA 70112  |  Phone: 504.561.1046  |  Fax: 504.566.1926