Fellows Program


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The Louisiana Bar Foundation membership, referred to as Fellows, consists of judges, lawyers, academia, and individuals whose professional, public and private lives demonstrate their commitment to ensuring access to the justice system for all. How can I become a Fellow?

Fellows support the LBF mission and agree to make an annual dues payment or unrestricted donation in the amounts outlined below:

Levels of Fellowship:

Edward Douglas White Fellow ($5,000 or more annually)
Edward Livingston Fellow ($1,000-$4,999 annually)
Pierre Derbigny Fellow ($500-$999 annually)
Louis Moreau-Lislet Fellow ($200-$499 annually)
Academic Fellow ($150 or more annually) Full-time Louisiana law school professor
Judicial Fellow ($150 or more annually) Full-time federal or state judge, magistrate, commissioner, administrative law judge, or hearing officer
Public Service Fellow ($150 or more annually) Full-time employee of a public interest organization or a governmental agency
Civil Legal Aid Fellow ($150 non-attorney membership level) Individuals who support the LBF’s mission and are not an attorney
Young Lawyer Fellow ($100 or more annually) Meets the criteria of the LSBA Young Lawyers Section

Benefits of Fellowship include committee participation and leadership, professional development and networking, invitations to special events and meetings, participation in annual nominations for Louisiana's distinguished jurist, attorney, and professor awards, recognition of one's contribution to the profession, alliance with the Foundation's mission, and association with an organization directly impacting the legal profession.

To qualify for an attorney level Fellowship, one must be a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association in good standing or any member of the faculty of an American Bar Association accredited law school in Louisiana.

View a list of current Fellows.

View a list of the 2021 Fellows Class.

Learn about the Fellows Class Project.



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

To report misappropriation, fraud, waste, or abuse of public funds, travel to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s website: https://www.lla.la.gov/report-fraud