Cases, Clinics and Success Stories
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After The Ball ...
See Walt Pierce's photo album on our Facebook page: JFAB 2015 FB
Take the JFAB 2015 Survey. Help us plan another spectacular event in 2016!
Bid on those items you missed at the JFAB 2015: Last Chance Auction - now until 4 pm on Monday, October 5.
Read the latest In Brief ...
CLE Credit for Pro Bono Hours
Read about the new rule taking effect on May 1, 2015 in the latest from CityBusiness.
Congratulations to Adams and Reese attorneys, Martin Stern, Jeff Richardson and Ron Sholes, retired Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Harry T. Lemmon and Louisiana Appleseed for their combined efforts to move this proposal forward.
Read the entire rule.
See Us in ...
The Progressive Lawyer's Spotlight on Pro Bono:
2014 Justice For All Ball - Photos & Winners
2014 Equal Justice Conference Update
Watch Jeffrey Robinson move the crowd at the Opening Session of ABA's 2014 Equal Justice Conference.
Dear Supporters & Friends of The Pro Bono Project:
My sincerest thanks to all of you who attended The Pro Bono Project's 27th Annual Justice For All Ball. It was a huge success!
Special thanks goes to our Honorary Chairperson, Gayle Benson and her husband,Tom, who graciously opened both the Pelicans' and Saints' practice facilities to more than 700 people.
In addition, I want to offer my thanks to our Flying High Sponsors, Benefactors, Patrons, Sponsors, Contributors, Committee Members and Volunteers - all who made the evening happen for our guests in support of The Project.
The crowd was entertained by the Pelicans Dance Team, Saintsations, 610 Stompers,The Yat Pack and the Joe Simon's Jazz throughout the evening.
More than 30 of the area's finest restaurants served delicious food, while signature drinks and a massive lighted bar contributed to a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
The fantastic facilities hosted an extremely successful raffle and silent and live auctions in which one-of-a-kind Saints and Pelicans experiences were up for bid.
Party-goers upped their game to bid on sports memorabilia, vacations, hotel stays, vintage wines and nights on the town at wide variety of restaurants and theatres, adding to the success in helping to fund The Pro Bono Project's mission of providing quality legal representation, free of charge, to those in need.
The Pro Bono Project presented Mrs. Benson with its traditional silver bowl donated by Adler's, while the law firm of Herman, Herman & Katz presented Mrs. Benson with a personal thank you gift for her role in making the evening a success. Mr. Benson was presented with a limited edition replica of an autographed World War II Naval Aviator bomber jacket similar to the one worn by President George H. W. Bush in World War II.
While the success of this year's Justice For All Ball has set the bar high, planning is already in the works for another fantastic social event in 2016. With such tremendous success, we feel certain that The Pro Bono Project will receive continued support from past sponsors and the community for the 2016 Justice For All Ball.
Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate this year's Justice For All Ball to support The Pro Bono Project. See you in 2016!
With kindest regards,
Steven J. Lane
To Our Supporters Then & Now ...
It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed our City, particularly when I look around at a bustling community full of energy and activity.
In the midst of the many commemorations and remembrances, my mind goes to the amazing people, like you, whose generosity of time, money and spirit helped us recover and rebuild in those very scary early days. Because of you, The Pro Bono Project was able to get back on its feet and assist the so many New Orleanians in need.
- Because of YOU, The Project was able to help more than 6,317 people obtain clear title to their homes so that they could rebuild their houses and their lives - realizing over $14 million in economic benefit to clients.
- Because of YOU, The Project helped more than 350 people navigate the murky and choppy waters of the FEMA and Road Home programs.
- Because of YOU, The Project has helped more than 423 low wage workers fight for the monies owed to them for their hard work in assisting with the recovery.
- Because of YOU, today, The Project is a vibrant organization with more than 1,800 registered volunteers.
Unfortunately, the need for our services remains as strong as ever. Today, we are tackling new areas of the law, including claims related to the BP oil spill and assisting the many unaccompanied minors who have arrived in our area in recent months.
However, without YOU and your commitment to helping The Project and our region recover and rebuild, none of this would be possible. Although our work continues, today we must reflect on how far we've come and be grateful for all of those who helped us get here.
Thank you for your role in helping The Project and our City rebuild. We are forever grateful.*
In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we’ll pay tribute to the many people who came to the aid of The Pro Bono Project in the days after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of our beloved City.
We’ll also recount some of the many stories from the moment when we realized that both our clients and our volunteers were spread across the country, as was our entire population, right up until the present day.
While Hurricane Katrina is long gone, the aftermath still lingers on.
Read stories weekly on our Hurricane Katrina Retrospective page.