Motivated by Justice Inspired by Service

About

The Association

The Lafayette Bar Association was officially created in 1972 as a professional association for the legal community. Today, the LBA serves over 900 members through its dedication to providing high-quality programs and resources. The Association is funded through membership dues and professional services, such as CLEs and publications.


The Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to helping those in our community in need legal advice, questions and council.  We offer a variety of services to the public, free of charge.

•    The H.E.L.P. Program:  This program is dedicated to helping area homeless get certified copies of their birth certificates so they can prove their identity.

•    Domestic Violence: Our attorneys will help victims of domestic abuse navigate the complicated proceedings surrounding Protective Orders and Temporary Restraining Orders.

•    Council on Call:  This program is aimed at answering legal questions for people who are representing themselves in a court of law.

To learn more about available legal services you must contact Acadiana Legal Services Corporation at (337)237-4320 or the Lafayette Bar Association office. Eligibility for service depends on the program and is based on a variety of factors, including, without limitation, income in relation to family size, assets, and case type. 

Our Mission

The Association is a professional membership organization whose mission is to serve the profession, its members, and the community by promoting justice, professional excellence, respect for the rule of law and fellowship amongst attorneys and the court.