Take the Pro Bono Survey Today!
The LSBA is announcing participation in a new project to gather information about Louisiana's commitment to pro bono
. The LSBA's Access to Justice Program and Louisiana pro bono projects are partnering with the American Bar Association to distribute a statewide survey to collect valuable information concerning pro bono access throughout the state. Specifically, the survey is designed to assess the state of pro bono in the legal profession, quantify and recognize the pro bono work done by attorneys, and understand the factors that encourage or discourage pro bono service
Anyone who completes this survey and wishes to provide their contact information will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes. Prizes include one of ten $200 gift cards, one of ten 30% LSBA CLE discount coupons, and one tuition waiver for the 2017 LSBA Summer School Program during the LSBA Annual Meeting in Destin, FL.
We need your help and input, whether your've volutneered within the last year or not. Click here to take the survey.
Read the latest "Focus on ATJ" from the January 2017 LSBA Bar Briefs
This month's "Focus on ATJ" section provides information about the statewide pro bono survey, LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org, the LIFT application process for the New Orleans Family Justice Center, and our "Top Ten" list of ATJ accomplishments for 2016. Click here
to learn more.
2017 Pro Bono Publico and Children's Law Awards
The Louisiana State Bar Association nominations for its 2017 Friend of Pro Bono Award, Pro Bono Publico Award, Career Public Interest Award, the David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, the Law Student Award and the Children's Law Award will open December 5, 2016. Awards will be presented at a pro bono reception in May 2017.
Nominations close on February 17, 2017 at 4:30pm. Nomination extended until February 24, 2017 4:30pm
Click here to make Nomination
Register today with LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org!
The LSBA is excited to announce that LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org
launched on Monday, August 22nd. LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org
is a new website that connects low-income individuals with attorneys. Through the website, attorney volunteers will be able to log in whenever and wherever they like to anonymously respond to legal questions submitted by individuals who could not otherwise afford to consult an attorney.