Domestic Violence Project

The LSBA is excited to announce that it will be accepting applciations until December 6, 2019 for its legal incubator program at the New Orleans Family Justice Center in partnership with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. 

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


The LIFT Incubator Project at the Family Justice Center is for new or transitioning attorneys starting their own solo, small firm, or nonprofit practice in the Greater New Orleans area. During the 18-month program, incubator attorneys receive subsidized office space, supplies, and resources. The attorneys also receive training and mentorship as they work alongside experienced Southeast Louisiana Legal Services legal practitioners. In exchange for the training and incubation of their practice, attorneys will agree to provide pro bono representation domestic violence victims.

Louisiana licensed attorneys with 0-5 years practice experience who plan to develop or have begun to develop a sustainable solo law practice providing free and cost-effective legal solutions to survivors of domestic violence are encouraged to apply. The program is looking for two attorneys. Download the application below to learn more and apply! Questions or comments should be directed to Amy Duncan at or 504-619-0148. 

Interested in learning more about this program? Watch this short video here

Download the Application

Meet Former Fellows in the Domestic Violence Project at NOFJC
Megan Snider, Megan E. Snider, LLC
At the New Orleans Family Justice Center offices in New Orleans, Megan E. Snider, LLC offers legal services in family law for survivors of domestic violence.

Eleanor Brown, Esq.
At the New Orleans Family Justice Center offices in New Orleans, Eleanor offers legal services in family law.

Sophie Woodruff, Esq.
At the New Orleans Family Justice Center offices in New Orleans, Sophie offers legal services in family and immigration law.
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