The Shreveport Bar Foundation (SBF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization which provides charitable legal assistance and educational activities to the public, and operates a Pro Bono Project which provides free civil legal assistance to low income clients at or below the federal poverty income level in the areas of family law, child custody, domestic protective orders, successions, leases, and other miscellaneous civil legal matters. We offer legal assistance to men and women in the community who are facing issues with domestic violence, eviction, child custody, and divorce.
Voting Board Members
President/Pro Bono Chair
Mary E. Winchell Winchell & Joseph LLC 2124 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104 Phone: 221-1600 Fax: 425-1256 Email:
Jack “Jake” M Bailey III Jack Bailey Law Corporation 2790 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104 Phone: 222-5200 Fax: 222-5289 Email:
Elizabeth M. Carmody Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway PO Box 22260 Shreveport, LA 71120-2260 Phone: 227-7714 Fax: 227-7850 Email:
Lawrence W. Pettiette Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd & Cromwell PO Box 1786 Shreveport, LA 71166-1786 Phone: 221-1800 Fax: 226-0390 Email:
At Large Board Members
Patrick J. Harrington Attorney at Law 7936 Wasson Road Shreveport, LA 71107
Phone: 458-5839 Fax: N/A Email:
Stacey D. Williams Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts PO Drawer 1126 Shreveport, LA 71163-1126 Phone: 934-0274 Fax: 227-2967 Email:
Homer T. (Ted) Cox Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish 1835 Spring Street Shreveport, LA 71101 Phone: 226-6500 Fax: 429-7691 Email:
Earlnisha D. Williams Disability Adjudication & Review 401 Edwards Street, Suite 700 Shreveport, LA 71101 Phone: 1-866-690-1805 Ext. 24081 Fax: 676-3898 Email:
Brittany Bass Arvie Attorney at Law 8817 Saint Clair Street Shreveport, LA 71118 Phone: 272-1334 Fax: 629-1435 Email:
David Hemken Cook Yancey King & Galloway PO Box 22260 Shreveport, LA 71102-2260 Phone: 841-8000 Fax: 676-0720 Email:
Ex Officio Board Members
SBF Immediate Past President
Travis Lucas “Luke” Thaxton Attorney at Law 1325 Barksdale Blvd Suite 105 Bossier City, LA 71111 Phone: 222-9499 Fax: 222-9599 Email:
SBA Immediate Past President
Curtis R. Joseph Jr. Winchell & Joseph LLC 2124 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104 Phone: 221-1600 Fax: 425-1256 Email:
Krewe of Justinian Captain
Jimmy Franklin Attorney at Law 1460 Hawn Avenue Shreveport, LA 71107 Phone: 424-4444 Fax: 629424-4443 Email:
President, Women’s Section
Elizabeth E. Williams McMichael, Medlin, D’Anna, Wedgeworth & Lafargue PO Box 72 Shreveport, LA 71161 Phone: 221-1003 Fax: 221-0008 Email:
President, Young Lawyers’ Section
L. Gordon Mosley II Mosley Title Company 1914 Citizens Bank Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 Phone: 549-2009 Fax: 549-2119 Email:
M. Thomas Arceneaux Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts PO Drawer 1126 Shreveport, LA 71163-1126 Phone: 221-6858 Fax: 227-2967 Email:
Donna Y. Frazier Office of the Parish Attorney PO Box 1127 Shreveport, LA 71163 Phone: 226-6947 Fax: 226-6974 Email:
Krewe of Justinian Tribune
Executive Director/Building Manager
Dana Southern Shreveport Bar Foundation 625 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 Phone: 222-3643 Ext. 3 Fax: 222-9272 Email:
Pro Bono Coordinator
Lucy Espree Shreveport Bar Foundation 625 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 Phone: 221-8104 Ext. 1 Fax: 221-8115 Email:
SBF LRVDV Staff Attorney
Stefanie Stephens Shreveport Bar Foundation 625 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 Phone: 221-8104 Fax: 221-8115 Email:
In addition to these services, the SBF operates free clinics staffed with volunteer attorneys to assist veterans in the Shreveport/Bossier area and active duty service members at Barksdale Air Force Base. The SBF also hosts a free Ask-A-Lawyer clinic staffed with volunteer attorneys each month at the Shreveport Bar Center located at 625 Texas Street, a building owned and operated by the SBF. This event is open to the public, and volunteer attorneys meet with clients for individual, one-on-one legal advice. In a two-hour period, we consult and advise an average of 30 to 40 people per event. Without this service, these individuals would not have the opportunity to speak with an attorney and obtain advice about the resolution of their legal issues.
We also operate in partnership with Legal Services of North Louisiana to accept referral of representation of their clients for cases involving successions, uncontested divorces and domestic violence protective orders. The SBF also operates a Pro Se Library at the Shreveport Bar Center that is available to the public for a safe and private environment to research legal issues with the assistance of SBF staff. Without our services, these individuals would be left to navigate the legal system alone and unassisted.
The SBF also partners with Project Celebration Inc., the service provider to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault for the Shreveport, Bossier and other parishes in North Louisiana. Additionally, we regularly network with the Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission, Bossier Parish Domestic Violence Task Force, Volunteers of America, Barksdale Air Force Base, DAVA (Domestic Abuse Victims Assistance) Program, Salvation Army, Caddo Parish Victim’s Assistance Program, United Way and the Faith in Fathers Program. Through these relationships, we have established ongoing ways by which we can make appropriate referrals as needed and outreach that addresses various legal needs of our common client base.
All of these programs and activities, and the operation of the Shreveport Bar Center, are intended to support the goals of preserving, honoring and improving our system of justice, increasing public understanding of the legal system, and advancing the reality of equal justice under the law.