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Partner with LBF to Increase Access to Civil Legal Aid

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

TWO Requests for Proposal-Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid is a project of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Education Committee. The purpose of this program is to support...

Skip Philips Named 2022 LBF Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Skip Philips Named 2022 LBF Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Thursday, 09 June 2022

Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr., of counsel with Taylor Porter in Baton Rouge is the recipient of the 2022 Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Mr. Philips is receiving this award in recognition of his long-standing...

National Grant to Help Louisiana Renters

Monday, 16 May 2022

The Louisiana Bar Foundation in partnership with Lagniappe Law Lab is one of 12 recipients of an American Bar Endowment Opportunity Grant (ABE) which address the unmet legal needs of the underserved communities around the country. LBF will receive a...

2022 Horn Blower-Hon. Guy Bradberry

2022 Horn Blower-Hon. Guy Bradberry

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

The 2022 Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Horn Blower Award was given to Hon. Guy Bradberry in recognition of his outstanding support and leadership in assisting the LBF in advancing an initiative, from 2021-22 LBF President Christopher K. Ralston. Judge Bradberry...

2022 President's Award-Maggie T. Simar

2022 President's Award-Maggie T. Simar

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

The 2022 President's Award was given to Maggie T. Simar in recognition of her outstanding support, dedication and advancement of the mission and goals of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) from 2021-22 LBF President Christopher K. Ralston. Maggie has been...

2022 President's Award-Zeb Winstead

2022 President's Award-Zeb Winstead

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

The 2022 President's Award was given to Zebulon M. Winstead in recognition of his outstanding support, dedication and advancement of the mission and goals of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) from 2021-22 LBF President Christopher K. Ralston. Zeb has been...

Brackett to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2022-23 Board

Brackett to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2022-23 Board

Monday, 02 May 2022

Welcome Alan G. Brackett of New Orleans, the 2022-23 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF). Other officers are Vice President Deidre Deculus Robert of Baton Rouge; Treasurer Hon. John C. Davidson of Alexandria; and Secretary Edmund J. Giering IV of...

President's Message April/May 2022

President's Message April/May 2022

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Get to know Alan G. Brackett, LBF 2022-23 President. See his interview by LBF Secretary Edmund J. Giering IV in the Louisiana Bar Journal. Read the article Q & A with 2022-23 LBF President Alan G. Brackett.

LBF Online Auction. Bid often and bid high!

Friday, 08 April 2022

Opens Monday, April 11, at 8 a.m. and will end Friday, April 22, at the close of the Gala! Check out our wonderful selection of auction items. Dr. John & Donna D. Fraiche private collection wine tasting for 6 includes...

Tornado Disaster and Emergency Relief

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

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...

Civil Legal Aid Deserts in Louisiana

Monday, 21 March 2022

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) along with Chez Hope are addressing the civil legal needs in Louisiana by bringing critical legal services to victims of domestic violence who live in a civil legal resource desert. Chez Hope received a LBF...

LBF Now Hiring Major Gifts Officer

Thursday, 24 February 2022

POSITION: Major Gifts Officer POSITION SUMMARY: The Major Gifts Officer executes and manages cultivation and stewardship strategies in support of fundraising campaigns, gift planning and major gift procurement, donor relations, and annual giving. Working closely with senior staff, the Major...

LBF Now Hiring Grants and Development Coordinator

Thursday, 24 February 2022

POSITION: Grants and Development Coordinator POSITION SUMMARY: The Grants and Development Coordinator shall work under the direction of the Grants Manager and the Major Gifts Officer to provide program administration assistance and clerical support to the Grants and Development Departments....

LBF Now Hiring Design and Content Manager

Thursday, 24 February 2022

POSITION: Design and Content Manager POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for producing, creating, designing, and implementation of content to achieve LBF communications and marketing goals. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: · Create content for all LBF communications work including talking points, news stories, newsletters, publications,...

Annual Fellows Membership Meeting

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Attention LBF Fellows – Save the Date for the Annual Fellows Membership Meeting Friday, April 22 The Louisiana Bar Foundation Annual Fellows Membership Meeting will be held at noon on Friday, April 22, 2022. This luncheon meeting is an opportunity...

President's Message February/March 2022

President's Message February/March 2022

Friday, 04 February 2022

Proud of the LBF's Contributions to Our Legal System and State in Challenging Year For many Louisianians, 2021 was a difficult year. People faced both personal and professional challenges due to Hurricane Ida and the pandemic. We know that, during ...

Ambassadors for Free Civil Legal Aid

Monday, 31 January 2022

Announcing a New LBF Membership Level-Civil Legal Aid Fellow The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is inviting members of the community who are not attorneys to become advocates for free civil legal aid. “For the first time in LBF history, we...

LWCC Partners with LBF Kids' Chance

LWCC Partners with LBF Kids' Chance

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC), hosted their inaugural speaker series at the new Foster Learning Center at the LWCC headquarters in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, December 8. This special occasion raised $43,000 and directly benefits the LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship...

Judges in the Classroom/Students in the Courtroom, 2nd issue

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

We are excited to share the second issue of the Judges in the Classroom/Students in the Courtroom newsletter, designed to spotlight the work of our state’s judges to connect with students either in classroom settings or in their courtrooms. Judges...

LBF Kids' Chance Dean's List Senior Sponsor

LBF Kids' Chance Dean's List Senior Sponsor

Thursday, 23 December 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is pleased to announce Lunsford Baskin and Priebe, LLC is a Dean’s List Senior Sponsor of the LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. They have committed to donate $5,000 a year for four years. The LBF Kids...

President's Message     December 2021/January 2022

President's Message December 2021/January 2022

Friday, 03 December 2021

2021-22 President Christopher K. Ralston Why do I give? When I tell people I’m the President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, I get two follow-up questions. The first is usually: what is the LBF? This is the easier one. The...

Kids' Chance Awareness Week was a Success!

Kids' Chance Awareness Week was a Success!

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Governor John Bel Edwards declared November 8-12, 2021, LBF Kids’ Chance Awareness Week in Louisiana. Committee members prepared care packages for the current scholarship recipients. The packages included swag from some of our donors, gift cards to local restaurants, snacks,...

POP UP Wrap Up!

POP UP Wrap Up!

Thursday, 18 November 2021

We officially wrapped up all nine of our POP UP Tour events across Louisiana! The POP UP Tour is an opportunity to learn more about the important work of the LBF and the impact of civil legal aid in each...

President's Message October/November 2021,   LBF Hall of Fame Spotlight: Judge Eldon E. Fallon

President's Message October/November 2021, LBF Hall of Fame Spotlight: Judge Eldon E. Fallon

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

I am very pleased to announce a new project spearheaded by the Louisiana Bar Foundation Education Committee: Hall of Fame Spotlight. The purpose of this project is to honor the achievements of past presidents and others who have excelled in...

LBF Seeking Nominations for 2022 Boisfontaine Award

Friday, 12 November 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is seeking nominations for the 2022 Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Nominations must be received in the LBF office by Monday, February 7, 2022. The award will be presented at the Louisiana State Bar...

Governor John Bel Edwards Proclaims Kids' Chance Awareness Week!

Governor John Bel Edwards Proclaims Kids' Chance Awareness Week!

Monday, 01 November 2021

Governor Edwards proclaimed November 8-12, 2021 Kids’ Chance Awareness Week in the State of Louisiana. The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program is for dependents of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in a work accident....

LBF Announces Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award Recipient

Monday, 25 October 2021

The LBF will honor the 2021 Distinguished Jurist Carl J. Barbier, Distinguished Attorney Gordon L. James, Distinguished Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett, and Calogero Justice Award Recipient Hillar C. Moore III at its 36th Annual Fellows Gala on April 22, 2022. Recognition...

LBF POP UP TOUR IS HERE-Register Today!

LBF POP UP TOUR IS HERE-Register Today!

Thursday, 07 October 2021

Register Today! Learn about the LBF, how we operate, the growing need for Civil Legal Aid, and how we are trying to meet these needs in your region. Connect with local people and organizations with firsthand experience with civil legal...

2020-21 Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid is a program of the LBF’s Education Committee. The purpose of this program is to support the LBF’s educational goals by increasing the understanding of the vital need for civil legal...

JUDGES in the CLASSROOM

JUDGES in the CLASSROOM

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Judges from across the state are engaging with students to highlight the importance of civic education. Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer introduces a new initiative to spotlight the work of our state's judges to connect with students...

LBF Kids' Chance Recipient Receives Jim Hudak and Sally Silvia Scholarship

LBF Kids' Chance Recipient Receives Jim Hudak and Sally Silvia Scholarship

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Tyran Nogess, recipient of a 2021-22 Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids' Chance Scholarship receives the Jim Hudak and Sally Silvia Scholarship from Kids' Chance of America. See the full story in the new Kids' Chance Chronicle. The Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids'...

LRAP Application Available Online December 1; Grant Application Available Online October 1

Friday, 10 September 2021

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) application for 2022-23 funding will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2021. The deadline for submitting the LRAP application is Feb. 11, 2022. The Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) grant application for 2022-23 funding will...

Deadline Extended

Thursday, 09 September 2021

In light of the current challenges, the LBF is announcing an extension for nominations for 2021 Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award. Nominations must be submitted electronically by Thursday, September 30, 2021. 2021 Distinguished Honorees Each year at the Gala,...

LBF Awards $8.3 Million for Civil Legal Aid

Thursday, 09 September 2021

2021-22 Statewide Grants The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF), recently awarded more than $8.3 million in grants to assist women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed, and those facing loss of their homes with civil legal aid issues....

LBF Establishes Hurricane Ida Disaster Fund

Wednesday, 01 September 2021

Hurricane Ida Disaster Fund Donate Now! Hurricane Ida tore through Southeast Louisiana, causing extensive damage to homes and leaving many families displaced. After a disaster of this magnitude, civil legal aid needs are dramatically increased as those affected experience a...

LBF Grant and LRAP Application Available Online

Friday, 27 August 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) grant application for 2022-23 funding will be available online beginning Oct. 1, 2021. The deadline for submitting grant applications is Dec. 1, 2021. The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) application for 2022-23 funding will be...

Volunteers Work to Improve Access to Justice in Louisiana

Monday, 23 August 2021

These volunteers work to strengthen communities in Louisiana, helping families facing non-criminal civil legal challenges. Christopher K. Ralston, the 2021-22 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF), has appointed Fellows to chair the nine Community Partnership Panels (CPP) and LBF standing...

The LBF will POP UP in your area!

The LBF will POP UP in your area!

Monday, 23 August 2021

Save the Date Learn more about the LBF, how we operate, the growing need for Civil Legal Aid, and how we are trying to meet these needs in your region. Connect with local people and organizations with firsthand experience with...

President's Message August/September 2021

President's Message August/September 2021

Monday, 16 August 2021

"Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building; it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society...It is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without...

LBF Seeking Proposals-Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid-Deadline Sept. 24

Monday, 02 August 2021

Speak Out for Justice! Focus on Civil Legal Aid is a program of the LBF’s Education Committee. The purpose of this program is to support the LBF’s educational goals by increasing the understanding of the vital need for civil legal...

Gala Date is Set April 22-Nominations for Distinguished Honoree's and Calogero Justice Award Now Open

Friday, 16 July 2021

Save the date to join the 36th Annual Fellows Gala on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Nominations for 2021 Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award must be submitted electronically by Friday, September 17, 2021. 2021...

LBF Awards $8.3 Million for Civil Legal Aid 2021-22 Statewide Grants

Thursday, 15 July 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF), a statewide organization, recently awarded more than $8.3 million in grants to assist women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed, and those facing loss of their homes with civil legal aid issues....

LBF Kids' Chance to award $27,000 in scholarships to children of injured Louisiana workers

LBF Kids' Chance to award $27,000 in scholarships to children of injured Louisiana workers

Thursday, 17 June 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship program is awarding $27,000 in scholarships to eight students in Louisiana for the 2021-22 school year. Scholarships are awarded to dependent children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in...

President's Message June/July 2021

President's Message June/July 2021

Monday, 14 June 2021

Civil Legal Aid is a Good Investment Civil legal aid is free legal assistance provided to help people facing non-criminal, civil legal challenges. Civil legal aid helps people with a range of issues, including assistance for veterans and military families,...

Schafer Named 2021 Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Schafer Named 2021 Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award Recipient

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Timothy G. Schafer, founder of the firm Schafer & Schafer, LLP is the recipient of the 2021 Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. Mr. Schafer is receiving this award in recognition of his long-standing devotion to...

LBF Congratulates Christopher K. Ralston

LBF Congratulates Christopher K. Ralston

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is proud to congratulate our 2021-22 president Christopher K. Ralston for receiving the David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award at the 36th annual ProBono Publico & Children’s Law Awards Ceremony. Each year, the Louisiana State...

Read how ATJ Commission is "Mapping" the Future of Justice for All with Geographic Information Systems

Wednesday, 05 May 2021

LBF supports the Access to Justice Commission efforts to bring effective and economical civil legal services to low and moderate income Louisianians living in areas with limited access to the civil legal justice system. Using data and technology, the ATJ...

Ralston to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2021-22 Board

Ralston to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2021-22 Board

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Welcome Christopher K. Ralston of New Orleans, the 2021-22 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation. Other officers are Vice President Alan G. Brackett of New Orleans; Treasurer Deidre Deculus Robert of Baton Rouge; and Secretary Hon. John C. Davidson of Alexandria....

Robert Receives 2019-2020 Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession Award

Robert Receives 2019-2020 Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession Award

Monday, 03 May 2021

Deidre Deculus Robert, executive counsel for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, is the 2019- 2020 recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession Award. The award recognizes a current member of...

President's Message April/May 2021

President's Message April/May 2021

Monday, 26 April 2021

Get to know Christopher K. Ralston, LBF 2021-22 President. See his interview by LBF Secretary Hon. John. C. Davidson. Click here for full article

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