McGlinchey News Release
Lipsey Receives Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award
Congratulations to Member Christine Lipsey (Baton Rouge), who has been named the recipient of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) 2016 Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. She will be honored at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting this month in Destin, Florida.
The annual Boisfontaine Award recognizes a Louisiana attorney who exhibits longstanding devotion to and excellence in trial practice and upholds the standards of ethics and consideration for the court, litigants, and all counsel. Christine is the second woman in the award’s 22-year history to receive this honor, and joins a list of storied honorees including some of Louisiana’s most notable trial lawyers.
The award’s namesake, Curtis R. Boisfontaine, was a consummate trial lawyer who adhered at all times to the highest standard of the profession. He earned the enduring respect of the courts before which he practiced and the admiration of opposing counsel and litigants. The award bearing his name was established in 1994 to honor Mr. Boisfontaine’s contributions and to encourage others to emulate the standard to which he adhered.
As part of the recognition, Christine has designated the Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) to receive a $1,000 gift from the LBF in her name.
Christine is widely recognized throughout the state and region as a leader in commercial litigation. She has more than 30 years of experience in litigation representing both small and large businesses, insurance companies, state agencies, lenders, and corporate and limited liability company constituents. She helps clients solve their most complex and challenging litigation problems in a variety of subject areas, particularly focusing on breach of contract, unfair competition, RICO, antitrust, corporate fiduciary, and class and mass action matters.
The LBF exists to preserve, honor, and improve our system of justice by funding, developing, or otherwise promoting efforts that enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system, and advance the reality of equal justice under the law. As a nonprofit and the largest state funder of legal aid in Louisiana, the LBF supports programs providing free legal services for the poor in all 64 Louisiana parishes. Since 1989, the LBF has distributed more than $65 million throughout Louisiana to help address the legal needs of indigent citizens, provide a basic understanding of the law, and assist with improvements to the justice system.