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December 8, 2016: Last Chance CLE & Volunteer Appreciation Event. Read about it.

Upcoming CLEs

December 8: Professionalism CLE as part of Volunteer Recognition Awards Event & Reception.  Register now!


Read the latest Citybusiness story about The Pro Bono Project: High Demand

See Sue Strachan's JFAB 2016 story: SueTP

See Nell Nolan's JFAB 2016 story: Nell

The full JFAB 2016 photo gallery is up! View and order your favorites at: JFAB 2016 Photos

Raffle & Auction Winners Are Up


News and Events

Check out our Upcoming Events page for a full listing of events. See our latest News.

New case listings posted.

Learn more about the new Medical-Legal Partnership. See how it is already making a difference in: When Age and Illness Meet Legal ...


Cases, Clinics and Success Stories

Volunteering is what makes The Pro Bono Project work. Open the doors—take a case, read our success stories, or help out at a clinic.

New Volunteer Opportunity

The Pro Bono Project has taken the lead in managing and recruiting volunteers for Self Help Resource Center (SHRC) at 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish beginning on April 19, 2016.

See the full story: 24th JDC
Sign up on VolunteerSpot.

To volunteer, please email Chief Legal Officer Linton Carney or contact him at 504.581.4043 Ext. 207.


Event Highlights


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Read all the stories on the News Highlights page.


Katrina Retrospective

In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we 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. Read the Community Thank You letter.

We 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 on our Hurricane Katrina Retrospective 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:

Shining The Spotlight On The Pro Bono Project


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From Our Executive Director: Serving Our Clients

I’m still processing what happened on Election Night, and I am sure that you are too.

There’s been a nervous buzz in the legal services community about what the changes in Washington could mean for our legal work. It is possible that there may be drastic cuts to legal aid funding lines.

There also could be some policy changes put into effect that impact our clients’ lives – whether that means cuts to welfare programs, access to healthcare coverage, or other basic rights.

While a lot of that is still uncertain, what is clear is that social justice work is more important now than ever.

Our clients rely on pro bono civil legal representation to help them access justice and the civil court system. They don’t have the money or resources to afford paid counsel. Our clients depend on pro bono representation to help them obtain a custody order or a divorce, resolve an estate matter or avoid deportation to a country swept up in violence and turmoil.

Pro bono lawyers can have a tremendous impact on someone’s life – their volunteer commitment can literally alter the course of a client’s life.

In this time of change, I ask that you re-dedicate yourself to the cause of social justice work and to the mission of The Project. Please consider taking a pro bono case from us and helping out a neighbor in need. Attend a CLE, volunteer at a clinic or the JDC’s self-help desk, be a mentor for other volunteer lawyers – all of these help to provide access to justice for those less fortunate within our community.

As we head into the holiday season where everyone is giving thanks and exchanging gifts, please think about making your gift count. You can make a donation in someone’s name to our organization, specify a program you want your contribution to go to, or just make a gift – no matter which you choose, that money will go toward providing civil legal services for a person in need within our metro community.

We need social justice champions now more than ever. Thank you for your continued support and belief in our mission.  

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jennifer Rizzo-Choi Executive Drector

Jennifer Rizzo-Choi
Executive Drector

 

Watch Jenny and Seth on WDSU-TV, Saturday Morning News, September 10, 2016

Sponsorships are still available that include tickets to the spectacular Patron Party, planned by the Honorary Co-Chairs Gary Solomon, Jr. and Seth Bloom, Esq., and produced By Solomon Group. Check out the JFAB 2016 page for tickets and sponsorship and other information.

Register for and preview the auction items at: JFAB 2016 Auction


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