Thank you for your interest! Tax-deductible donations to the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation may be made by clicking on the following link or by contacting Ann K. Gregorie for more information: 225-344-4803 or ann@brba.org 


Formed in 1989, the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and serves the following purposes: 

  • To improve and facilitate the administration of justice
  • To promote study and research in the field of law
  • To provide legal services to the indigent and mentally disabled
  • To provide educational support and outreach to youth in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. 

The Bar Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds to support its programs. Donations to the BRBF are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. There are several ways to donate through participation and/or sponsorship of events and other giving opportunities. Your gift funds pro bono, public service and legal education programs in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas.

  • Annual Belly Up with the Bar Fundraiser
  • Cy pres - The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation benefits from the doctrine of cy pres.  Cy pres directs class action residuals (and other funds resulting from lawsuits) to legal service providers and other non-profit organizations.  As our volunteer programs fit the criteria for cy pres awards, we invite trial lawyers to nominate the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation for consideration in such cases where a cy pres component is present.

Stocks, Planned Giving and bequests – Individuals interested in making sustainable contributions to the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation, should contact Ann K. Gregorie.



Go Casual for . . . Pro Bono 

a jeans day event to benefit the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation

Tax deductible donations may be made to the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation by
 clicking on this link (be sure to select PRO BONO in the pull-down menu).

As part of National Pro Bono Celebration Week (Oct. 19-25, 2014), the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation is coordinating the 3rd Annual Go Casual for Pro Bono jeans day fundraiser competition to benefit the Pro Bono Project. 

Employees at participating offices (both large and small) donate $5 (or more) to wear jeans to work on Friday, October 24 (or any day the office designates). Your firm's participation is the key to making Go Casual for Pro Bono a success! In addition to the overwhelming feeling of satisfaction you will gain from supporting the BRBF, your office will be competing for recognition at a Bar event. We will divide the competitors into categories based on office size, so fear not small firms and solo practitioners - you still have a fighting chance to win! The top contributors from each category will be honored with a plaque and will gain bragging rights as well.

Categories are as follows: 
Small Firm/Solo Practitioners:  Up to 10 employees
Medium Firm:  11-25 employees
Large Firm:  26+ employees

Thank you and congratulations to our 2013 Go Casual for Pro Bono Winners:
Small Firm/Solo Practitioners:  The Honorable Melvin Shortess (ret.)
Medium Firm:  The Family Court of East Baton Rouge Parish
Large Firm:  Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP

Will your firm be our top fundraiser in 2014?

For more information or to register your workplace for the 2014 Competition, please contact Emily Chambers at emily@brba.org or 225-214-5558.

Tax deductible donations may be made to the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation by clicking on this link (be sure to select PRO BONO in the pull-down menu).