Mark Moreau Award for Public Interest Law

The Mark Moreau Public Interest Law Award recognizes lawyers who have dedicated themselves to serving the poor through public interest law, in the highest ideals of the legal profession. The award recognizes public interest lawyers with keen legal minds who exhibit service, leadership and mentorship. The award is named the Mark Moreau Public Interest Law Award to honor Mark Moreau’s lifelong commitment to public interest law. His career was a model for all members of the bar to serve the less fortunate and the public interest. Indeed, Mark Moreau inspired scores of  law students, legal aid lawyers, and volunteer lawyers to dedicate their careers or their time to serving the public interest. The New Orleans Bar Foundation will make a $1,000 donation to the organization where the recipient works.


To Submit a Nomination

Use the Online Nomination Form


  • dedication to serving the less fortunate through public interest law
  • exhibits service, leadership and mentorship


  • lawyer in the New Orleans area
  • persons holding or seeking elective office are ineligible
  • previous recipients are ineligible

Nominations Deadline

April 30th of each year (Nominations received after deadline will be considered for the following year’s award.) To submit a nomination, please email Helena Henderson


  • Paul Tuttle, 2019
  • Douglas Carey, 2017
  • James "Jay" Welch, 2016
  • David H. Williams, 2015

Submit a nomination

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