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More than $6 Million for Social Justice Initiatives 2018-19

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Renegar Receives Award for Civil Legal Aid Service

Renegar Receives Award for Civil Legal Aid Service

Dona K. Renegar, a partner in the law firm of Veazy Felder & Renegar LLC in Lafayette, received the prestigious Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) President's Award from 2017-18 LBF President Valerie Briggs Bargas. 

The President's Award was given to Renegar in recognition of her outstanding support, dedication and advancement of the mission and goals of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. She is currently the President of the Louisiana State Bar Association and has been a LBF fellow since 2000, served on several LBF committees, chaired a Grants subcommittee for many years and has served on the LBF Board of Directors.  The recipient is dedicated to advancing the LBF goals of funding civil legal aid and promoting access to justice.  She does this every day through her leadership on the LSBA Board of Governors, with the Louisiana Access to Justice Commission and the Louisiana Bar Foundation Board.

Photo by Scott Threlkeld.

President's Message June/July 2018

365 Days of Justice

If you attended the Louisiana Bar Foundation's (LBF) 32nd annual Fellows Gala, you know what I am talking about. "365 Days of Justice" is a new, interactive fundraiser that we launched at the Gala in April. The goal is to sell each day of the year while promoting "Justice for Every One, Every Day." Donations range from $1 to $365, depending on which days of the year you select. Donors can celebrate special events or loved ones by dedicating a day in their honor. The donor's name and the tribute will be displayed on our website. 

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Thank You LSBA

Thank You LSBA

Special thanks to the Louisiana State Bar Association for their sponsorship of 365 Days of Justice!! This generous donation is helping the Louisiana Bar Foundation promote Justice for Every One, Every Day. Please purchase your special day by clicking here.

 

Photo by Scott Threlkeld.

Ottinger Receives Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award

Ottinger Receives Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award

Patrick S. Ottinger, a partner in the law firm Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C. in Lafayette received the the 2018 Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. The award was presented at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Annual Meeting in June.

Ottinger received this award in recognition of his long-standing devotion to and excellence in trial practice and for upholding the standards of ethics and consideration for the court, litigants, and all counsel. 

The award was established through an endowment to the LBF in memory of Mr. Boisfontaine, who served as president of the LSBA and of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Donations from Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, L.L.P., the Boisfontaine family and friends established the fund.

Mr. Ottinger received a plaque and $1,000 has been donated in his name to The Lafayette Bar Foundation.

Pictured L-R, LBF 2018-19 President Mike Street and Patrick Ottinger. Photo by Dennette Young

365 Days of Justice

365 Days of Justice

365 Days of Justice is a new, interactive fundraiser that we launched at the gala in April. The goal is to sell each day of the year while promoting Justice for Every One, Every Day. Donations range from $1 to $365 depending on which days of the year you select. Donors can celebrate a special event or a loved one by dedicating a day in their honor. The donor's name and the tribute will be displayed on our website. 

Here is how it works: go to www.raisingthebar.org/365daysofjustice. Choose a day that is meaningful to you or a loved one. It can be a birthday, anniversary, or special event, in honor of or in memory of someone special. Then, you can dedicate the day by personalizing your message. Finish with your donation by following the easy, secure online process. 

365 Days of Justice will be promoted and live on the LBF website throughout the year. Special thanks to the Louisiana State Bar Association for their sponsorship of 365 Days of Justice!! This generous donation is helping Louisiana Bar Foundation promote Justice for Every One, Every Day.

 

Check out photos from the LBF 2018 Annual Fellows Gala

Check out photos from the LBF 2018 Annual Fellows Gala

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Honorees are Celebrated at 32nd Annual Gala

Honorees are Celebrated at 32nd Annual Gala

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) celebrated the 32nd Annual Fellows Gala on April 20. The LBF honored the 2017 Distinguished Jurist James J. Brady (Posthumously), Distinguished Jurist W. Eugene Davis, Distinguished Attorney Kim M. Boyle, Distinguished Professor Oliver A. Houck, and Calogero Justice Award recipient Robert S. Noel II. From left, Houck, Mrs. Karen Brady, LBF President 2018-19 W. Michael Street, Noel, Davis, and Boyle. Photo by Scott Threlkeld.

2018-19 LBF Officers Installed

2018-19 LBF Officers Installed

The 2018-19 Louisiana Bar Foundation's officers were installed at the 32nd Annual Fellows Gala by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson. From left, Chief Justice Johnson, President W. Michael Street of Monroe, Vice President Amanda W. Barnett of Alexandria, Treasurer Christopher K. Ralston of New Orleans and Secretary Harry J. "Skip" Philips, Jr. Photo by Scott Threlkeld. 

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



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