Did You Know?

RULE 6.1 Louisiana attorneys are encouraged to fulfill their professional obligations established by Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which set an aspirational goal of 50 hours of pro bono services per year.

FREE CLE credits are available by providing pro bono legal services. You can obtain 1 hour of CLE per 5 hours of pro bono representation, up to a maximum of 3 hours of CLE for each calendar year.

WHY PRO BONO? Taking pro bono cases provides career development & trial experience. It can also show a different side of yourself to potential employers and clients. The Lafayette Bar Foundation has volunteer opportunities for any level of participation, ranging from one hour a week to full civil cases. 

  • Pro Bono Attorneys are generally elevated to the top of the docket at hearings.                                                     
  • Support and guidance are offered to novice volunteer attorneys.                                                               
  • All cases are covered by the Professional Liability Insurance of either Acadiana Legal Service Corporation or the Lafayette Bar Foundation.                                                                                           
  • You are providing a valuable service to the community and helping someone less fortunate.

How to Volunteer
Click the button below to download a membership form to volunteer with the Lafayette Bar Foundation. Once you have filled it out, click here to email your application to the LBF Director of Pro Bono Services. To view a list of available cases in need of a pro bono attorney and decide where you can give your best assistance, please click here https://www.lafayettebar.org/case-by-case.