Domestic Violence Project

Now Accepting Applications

Licensed practitioners in Louisiana, with an entrepreneurial spirit, who are enthusiastic about building your own law firm and dedicated to representing survivors of domestic in the Southeast Louisiana area, are encouraged to apply to the LIFT Domestic Violence Project.

Legal Innovators for Tomorrow (LIFT) is a legal incubator program designed to address the legal needs of underserved and underrepresented communities by supporting new lawyers build viable and sustainable public interest-focused law firms. Through a collaborative project with SLLS, LIFT Fellows are working to help address the unmet civil legal needs of domestic violence survivors in Orleans, Terrebonne, and Lafourche.

This 12-month program is designed to equip lawyers with the knowledge and skills necessary to build sustainable law firms while simultaneously addressing unmet legal needs in Louisiana. Participating attorneys receive mentorship, training, case referrals, personal coaching, free resources (e.g., case management and legal research programs), and a $10,000 stipend. Learn more here


Meet the Latest Graduate of the Domestic Violence Project at NOFJC
Camille Patti, Attorney at Law
Camille Patti graduated magna cum laude, with a certification in Civil Law, from Tulane Law School. Camille has been dedicated to social justice and increasing access to affordable legal services early in her career. At the New Orleans Family Justice Center in New Orleans, Camille offers family law-related legal services with a focus on survivors of domestic violence.
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600