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The Louisiana Bar Foundation has named Adams and Reese Partner Kevin Hayes as a Fellow. Fellowship consists of judges, lawyers, and law professors whose professional, public and private careers demonstrate their dedication to the improvement of the administration of justice.

The foundation works to improve the system of justice and advance equal justice under the law. As the largest state funder of legal aid, the LBF supports service organizations throughout Louisiana that provide free, civil legal representation to the indigent, law-related education to the public and administration of justice projects. Since 1989, the LBF has distributed $54.5 million to hundreds of Louisiana non-profit organizations to meet these goals.

At Adams and Reese, Hayes serves as the Governmental Relations Team Leader and focuses his practice on governmental relations, administrative law and regulatory matters. He is a former legislative staffer and lobbyist and previously served as General Counsel to Louisiana State Senator Ken Hollis and the Louisiana State Senate Commerce Committee.

Hayes was elected this year to the Board of Governors Fifth District Seat for The Louisiana State Bar Association. The Board of Governors is comprised of 22 volunteer leaders who are charged with fiscal responsibility for the Louisiana State Bar Association and with administration of the affairs of the Association as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation.

Hayes was elected by his peers as President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association in 2008 after serving as President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary and serving five terms on its Board of Directors. He received the 2001 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana award from the Louisiana State Bar Association, and was awarded the 2002 Judge Joseph Keogh Memorial Award from the Baton Rouge Bar Association.