Flood Proof Project

The LSBA’s Legal Incubator Program, LIFT, is now accepting applications for a new collaborative project called the Flood Proof Project in Baton Rouge.

The purpose of the Project is to increase access to civil legal help for low-income disaster victims to resolve heir property problems and home ownership disputes in the wake of Louisiana’s catastrophic flooding in August 2016.

To meet the continued demand for heirship and property title work by disaster survivors, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law School, Southern University Law Center, ABA Center for Innovation, and Louisiana State Bar Association’s Legal Innovators for Tomorrow (LIFT) Incubator have partnered to offer two attorneys the opportunity to develop and grow their own solo practices that address the need for disaster-related legal services. The attorneys will develop their practices in a supported and collaborative environment.

During the 18-month project, attorneys receive a $10,000 stipend, free access to case management software and legal research programs, training, mentorship, and court shadowing opportunities.

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 disaster survivors 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 new program? Join our one hour webinar on Wednesday, December 12 at Noon. Register here.

Download the Application & Apply!

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600