Founding member Alan G. Brackett has received the prestigious Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) President’s Award. The President’s Award was given to Alan in recognition of his outstanding support, dedication and advancement of the mission and goals of the LBF as well as his volunteer service above and beyond and leadership role in major LBF accomplishments. The 2020-2021 LBF President, Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr., presented the award to Alan at the Annual Fellows Meeting on April 23, 2021. Alan previously received the LBF President’s Award in 2018-2019.
Alan has been a LBF Fellow since 2001 and has served on several committees over the years including Grants, Development and the Gala as well as a chair of a community partnership panel. He is a current member of the LBF Board of Directors and was installed as the 2021-22 vice president. He is dedicated to advancing the LBF goals of funding civil legal aid and promoting access to justice.
ABOUT THE LOUISIANA BAR FOUNDATION
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.