Alan G. Brackett was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) at its annual meeting in New Orleans. He previously served on the board from 2013—2016, and was nominated to return for a new term. Alan has been a Fellow of the LBF for more than ten years. During this time he has served three terms as Chair of the Greater Orleans Community Partnership Panel and Grants Committee and two years as Chair of the Children’s Legal Services subcommittee.
LBF is the largest state funder of civil legal aid, supporting service organizations throughout Louisiana that provide free, civil legal representation to the indigent, law-related education to the public and administration of justice projects. Since 1989, the LBF has distributed over $60 million to hundreds of Louisiana non-profit organizations to meet these goals. It serves as the fiscal administrator for the State of Louisiana Child in Need of Care Program, which provides free legal representation to all children in foster care, and for the Louisiana Supreme Court Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Program.
Each year, the LBF awards grants to more than 70 non-profit organizations that provide access to the justice system and civil legal assistance to Louisiana’s low-income citizens. Through grants, it assists women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed, those facing loss of their homes, disaster victims and many others by providing services that go to the very heart of the health, safety and security of Louisiana citizens.