About

About

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:

Secretary

Jack “Jake” M Bailey III
Jack Bailey Law Corporation
2790 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone: 222-5200
Fax: 222-5289
Email:

Vice President

Elizabeth M. Carmody
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway
PO Box 22260
Shreveport, LA 71120-2260
Phone: 227-7714
Fax: 227-7850
Email:

Treasurer

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:

SBA President

M. Thomas Arceneaux
Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts
PO Drawer 1126
Shreveport, LA 71163-1126
Phone: 221-6858
Fax: 227-2967
Email:

SBA President—Elect

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

TBD

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.