About Us

Our History & Mission:

The Southwest Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2009. Our mission includes:

  • Meeting the legal needs of the area’s underserved
  • Fostering confidence in the law, lawyers and the judiciary
  • Encouraging altruism among the legal profession and the general public

The foundation will support worthy causes of a charitable nature related to the legal profession and will help to remove barriers and provide access to the justice system to all individuals regardless of their economic status.

Meet our staff and the legal professionals who serve on the Board.

Executive Director, Sandy Haan
2012 Board of Directors:

  • Tom Shea, President
  • Erik Fain, President-Elect
  • Rebecca Hunter, Treasurer
  • Stephanie Hankins, Immediate Past President
  • Brad Guillory, President SWLBA
  • Joey Williams, Young Lawyers Section Representative
  • Judge Gene Thibodeaux, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Representative
  • Judge Clayton Davis, 14th JDC Representative
  • Derrick Kee, Director-at-Large
  • Elizabeth Traub, Director-at-Large
  • Macie Letard, Director-at-Large
  • Alex Reed, Director-at-Large
  • Ezra Pettis , Director-at-Large