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Louisiana Pro Bono Legal Information, Resources and Assistance

The Louisiana Supreme Court adopted changes to Rule 6.1 Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service in 2004, which sets an inspirational goal for each attorney of 50 hours of pro bono services per year.

Louisiana Pro Bono Summary: The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana. LBF preserves, honors and improves the 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. The Access to Justice Program is a cooperative venture of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana legal services programs to support and strengthen an integrated statewide network to increase the delivery of legal services to the poor.

Louisiana Pro bono Contacts:

Monte T. Mollere
Access to Justice
(504) 619-0146

Pro Bono Awards:

The Friend of Pro Bono Award recognizes individuals (attorneys or non-attorneys), law firms or organizations making major contributions to the enhancement and promotion of pro bono legal services to the poor. The Pro Bono Award recognizes Louisiana attorneys and firms who have provided pro bono legal services to Louisiana residents in excess of the aspirational goal of 50 hours of pro bono services per year. The David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals whose work demonstrates a life-long commitment to the provision of legal services to the poor and to the significantly enhancement of the pro bono movement.

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