Latest LIFT News and Events

Two Attorneys Join LIFT Legal Incubator Flood Proof Program in Baton Rouge

The LSBA Access to Justice program is excited to welcome two new attorneys to the LIFT Incubator program, the Flood Proof Project, in Baton Rouge. Shawn “Pepper” Roussel and LaKendra Sampson are solo practitioners dedicated to increasing access to legal services for people affected by the 2016 catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge. Learn more about our new participating attorneys and the program under Association Actions in the April/May Bar Journal.
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LIFT accepting applications for projects in New Orleans and Baton Rouge until December 6

The LIFT Legal Incubator Program is now accepting applications from new attorneys interested developing public interest solo practices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Applications will be accepted through December 6, 2019.To learn more about the LIFT Legal Incubator Program or to download an application watch this short video or go to 

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LIFT Accepting Applications for SLLS and New Orleans FJC Project

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 20, 2018 for the LSBA LIFT Program’s (Legal Innovators for Tomorrow) collaborative project at the New Orleans Family Justice Center. Louisiana licensed attorneys with zero-five years’ practice experience who plan to develop or have begun to develop a solo or small law practice and are committed to representing survivors of domestic violence are encouraged to apply. 

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LIFT Accepting Applications for Re-Entry Court Collaborative Lawyering Project

The LSBA’s LIFT Incubator and Accelerator Program is working with organizations to reduce collateral consequences, faced by citizens convicted of an offense, through entrepreneurial lawyering. This project is in partnership with Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana. Attorneys interested in applying should have 0-5 years practice experience and be based in the Greater New Orleans area. Application deadline is April 7th. 

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Learn How LIFT is Creating A Continuum of Legal Services

Meet LIFT Fellows Nicholas Hite and DeVonn Jarrett. Learn how Nick started his LGBTQ law practice, Hite Law Group, with the LSBA's LIFT Program. Learn how DeVonn Jarrett is developing his Intellectual Property Law practice by providing pro bono representaion to artists and musicians in the Greater New Orleans area. 
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Innovate, Collaborate,& Serve: Louisiana's "LIFT" - A Legal Incubator and Accelerator Program Startup Guide

Read about the development of the LIFT Program in an article published in the Touro Law Center Journal of Experiential Learning (JEL). 

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LIFT launches new collaborative incubator project in Baton Rouge

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.

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LSBA Access to Justice Learns from the Best and Brightest at 4th Annual Incubator Conference

The conference was held at Texas A & M University School of Law and brought together incuabtor directors and participants from all across the country. Representing Louisiana from left to right: Amy Duncan, LSBA Access to Justice; Mark Judson, Southwest Louisiana Law Center; Monte Mollere, LSBA Access to Justice; and Davida Finger, Loyola Law School. 

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