Managing member Alan G. Brackett was the master of ceremonies for the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s 37th Annual Fellows Gala, the organization’s largest fundraiser for Louisiana’s free civil legal aid. The black tie event was held on April 21, 2023, at the World War II museum in the U.S. Freedom Pavilion. Lawyers, judges, and professors gathered from across the state to support the LBF’s mission. The event marked Alan’s one year of service as the President of Louisiana Bar Foundation.
Among the 30 MBLB attorneys, significant others, and guests that filled the three tables in front of the stage were Alex Domingue, Abigail Unsworth, Ava Wolf, Gerard Dragna, Edward McCauliffe, Julie Lafargue, Katie Briuglio, Katie Fox, Mark Hanna, Mike Neuner, Mike Parks, Trevor Cutaiar, Tyler Loga, and Linda Castanza. We were delighted to host Chief Justice John L. Weimer and Mrs. Weimer as our guests of honor.
A highlight of the evening was when Alan presented the Horn Blower Award to the Louisiana Supreme Court. The award was given to the Court in recognition of its outstanding support and leadership in promoting the LBF’s mission to advance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system, and advance the reality of equal justice under the law. Chief Justice Weimer, Justice Piper D. Griffin, and Justice James T. Genovese accepted the award on behalf of the Court.
Alan also passed the torch to the new 2023-2024 LBF President, Deidre Deculus Robert. He will continue to serve on the LBF board as Immediate Past President and to support the great work of the foundation.
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The LBF relies on charitable contributions from individuals, law firms, corporations, and other foundations to help fund civil legal aid programs. Your gift will go a long way in supporting the LBF’s mission. Based an analysis conducted by the independent organization, Community Services Analysis LLC, the total net social return on investment for Louisiana’s civil legal aid programs during the 2022 fiscal year was 1,799%. In other words, for every $1 invested in Louisiana’s civil legal aid services, these programs deliver $17.99 in immediate and long-term consequential financial benefits.