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.
NOBA Presents the 2019 Mark Moreau Award to Paul Tuttle
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Bar Association presented the 2019 Mark Moreau Award for Public Interest Law on July 24, 2019 at the Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) Bar Exam Fundraiser.
Tuttle, a managing attorney with SLLS devotes his life in helping to provide free civil legal services for low income persons. He began his work at SLLS in 1996. In 2018 he was awarded the 2018 Career Public Interest award by the Louisiana Bar Association. The New Orleans Bar Foundation made a $1,000 donation to the organization the recipient works.
This award celebrates a member of the New Orleans legal community whose career will be honored and remembered as inspiration for all members of the bar to serve the less fortunate and the public interest.