Philips to Lead Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Civil Legal Aid Educational Sessions

October 23, 2020

Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips, who serves as president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, will lead a series of educational sessions on civil legal aid, increased need for services, and how it impacts your region, for the LBF "Virtual Pop Up Tour," set to kick off Oct. 27.

Each session will last 30 minutes via Zoom webinar, and for attorneys, this free educational session has been approved for .5 hours of professionalism CLE credit. This webinar is offered nine times and tailored by region. Attending multiple webinars will only count as .5 hours of professionalism CLE credit.


Session Topics

  • How civil legal aid needs are increasing because the COVID-19 pandemic and series of devastating hurricanes.
  • The critical need for investments in civil legal aid and the major economic and community benefits those investments provide.
  • About the organizations on the ground that are providing crucial civil legal support to your community.

Virtual Session Dates and Times (Visit the LBF website for registration information)

  • Capital Area - Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 8:00 am
  • Central - Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at noon
  • Northshore - Thursday, October 29, 2020 at noon
  • Southwest- Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at noon
  • Northwest - Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 8:00 am
  • Greater Orleans - Thursday, November 5, 2020 at noon
  • Acadiana - Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 8:00 am
  • Northeast - Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at noon
  • Bayou Region - Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at noon

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is the state’s largest funder of civil legal aid. The LBF partners with a network of more than 70 organizations that lead community driven efforts to help families facing non-criminal, civil legal challenges. The LBF's goal is to make sure that all Louisiana citizens, regardless of their background or income level, have access to civil legal services that they need.

At Taylor Porter, Philips focuses his practice areas on state and federal civil trial and appellate litigation, including banking, commercial, insurance, personal injury, insurance coverage, and products liability cases. His practice also includes corporate law as counsel to several non-profit organizations. He has practiced law since 1983. Philips is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), composed of preeminent members of the Trial Bar, and limited to just 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state. Philips formerly served for nine years as the Taylor Porter Managing Partner.

In addition to serving as LBF President, Philips is an adjunct professor of law at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center; and co-chairs the Louisiana Law Institute’s Committee on Torts and Insurance. He is a member of the Alumni Board of Trustees of the LSU Law Center. Philips is a former president of the Louisiana Association of (Civil) Defense Counsel. In the community, he is on the boards of directors of Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Cadets of the Ole War Skull, LSU Military Museum, and Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School. He is Immediate Past Chair of the South Louisiana Super Region Committee, a joint endeavor of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Greater New Orleans, Inc. Philips is a member of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.

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