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