The New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) was recognized with the President’s Award for its years of collaboration with the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) and its initiatives to promote diversity, indigent defense and construction of an Orleans Parish Courthouse.
NOBA has an enduring commitment to diversity and inclusion, and its partnership with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services supports the first-of-its-kind, bar-sponsored Public Interest Law Fellowship.
NOBA has served the cause of justice by speaking for indigent defense, promoting pro bono civil representation and encouraging adequate funding for the justice system and the building of a new courthouse for Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
A community of 3,000 lawyers and judges, NOBA is led by a 22-member board of directors and longtime Executive Director Helena Henderson.
The Award was presented on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the LSBA General Assembly at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort.