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To volunteer, please email Chief Legal Officer Linton Carney or contact him at 504.581.4043 Ext. 207.
Mark Your Calendar
September 18: Justice For All Ball
Join us for the 27th Annual Justice For All Ball, Friday September 18, 2015 from 8:00 pm to midnight. Steven Lane is our JFAB Committee Chair. Mrs. Gayle Benson is our Honorary Chair and Michael Guidry is creating our invitation art.
For more information and to buy single tickets or download sponsorship information: JFAB 2015
Read the latest In Brief ...
Giving On GiveNOLA Day: Celebrating The Opening Doors Challenge Winners
and Notes: July In Brief or read all the stories on the News Highlights page.
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:
To all those who took the time to donate to The Pro Bono Project on GiveNOLA Day, THANK YOU from the Board, Staff, Volunteers and the Children whom we serve. Your GiveNOLA Day gifts support The Project in providing civil legal services for the growing number of children in our community who need a voice in the civil justice system.
Funds are still being tallied and we'll have our final amount in the next few days. As of midnight, 86 gifts totaling more than $11,000 were received. We'll have a final tally in a few days and will be posting the winners of the Opening Doors Challenge, as well.
Again, our thanks to all who took the time to give on GiveNOLA Day!
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.
New on the Hurricane Katrina Retrospective page:
From My Perspective ...
In the Spring of 2008, Professor Susan Waysdorf of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), David A. Clarke School of Law took a six month sabbatical to work at The Pro Bono Project.
She had come on several previous trips with UDC law students prior to this time and felt called to devote more time, expertise and effort to helping The Project rebuild the lives of the many underserved residents of this community. Displaced by Katrina, they were in desperate need of pro bono civil legal services to return home, a fact that became more evident as time passed. Read More ...
To Our Supporters Then & Now ...
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.