Legal Innovators for Tomorrow (LIFT) is the LSBA's nationally recognized and first of its kind legal incubator program in Louisiana. With three incubator projects, LIFT is designed to provide new attorneys with the resources and tools they need to build innovative, public interest-focused solo practices that increase access to legal services for low and moderate income residents of Louisiana. 

The LIFT program has participants throughout the state and partners in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, and Shreveport. Attorneys in the program collaborate with experts in various fields as well as each other to propel their business and provide cutting edge, cost effective services. To learn more about the incubator movement, watch the short video above from the American Bar Association that features three LIFT Fellows from our inaugural class: Nicholas Hite, James Graham, and Robyn Griffin.

LIFT Attorneys in Their Own Words
Two LIFT Incubator Projects Accepting Applications 
Domestic Violence Project in Orleans, Terrebonne, and Lafourche - LIFT partnered with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), the free civil legal aid provider for 22 parishes in southeast Louisiana, to launch the Domestic Violence Legal Incubator Project. The Project focuses on increasing access to civil legal representation for domestic violence survivors - namely, family law matters. The program is now accepting applications for participating attorneys to receive mentorship, access to free resources, pro bono cases, and a stipend for $10,000. Apply today! 

Visit LIFT Domestic Violence Project page 

Rural Justice Incubator Project in North and Southwest Louisiana -
 LIFT partnered with Acadiana Legal Service Corp. (ALSC), the free civil legal aid provider for 42 parishes in southwest, central and North Louisiana, to launch the Rural Justice Legal Incubator Project. The Project focuses on increasing access to civil legal services in underserved, rural communities across the state for cases involving successions, family law, advanced directives, bankruptcy, Social Security/Disability, Child in Need of Care (CINC), housing, and consumer law matters. The program is now accepting applications for its second cohort.  

You can learn more by watching
 this short video here or visiting the Project page.  

Visit LIFT Rural Justice Project page 
View the Directory of LIFT Attorneys
View the PDF directory of current and former LIFT attorneys.

Download LIFT Directory
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