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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.

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


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May 3, 2016: GiveNOLA Day

It's almost here. Get ready to give as one and help The Project open more doors for more people in need of civil legal services. Save this link: PBP GND

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Event Highlights

Volunteer Appreciation Awards, Reception & CLE

Great turnout for the evening's events on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Jones Walker. The complete story with the 2015 Award winners and photo gallery is up at: Applause

2015 Pro Bono Law Firm:
Curry & Friend, PLC

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Please enjoy the recap of the Professionalism CLE, "Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Discovery" and download the presentation at: CLE Recap


After The Ball ...

The complete Red M Studio photo gallery from JFAB 2015 is up at: JFAB 2015 Photos. Here's a preview. A larger preview gallery is now available on the JFAB page.

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!

2015 JFAB Committee Chair Steven Lane was the high bidder for the original JFAB 2015 invitation art by Michael Guidry. Raffle and auction winners, along with more photos from the 2015 JFAB will be up in a few days. Please continue to check the JFAB page on the website.

2015 JFAB Committee Chair Steven Lane was the high bidder for the original JFAB 2015 invitation art by Michael Guidry. Raffle and auction winners, along with more photos from the 2015 JFAB will be up in a few days. Please continue to check the JFAB page on the website.


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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.


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The Progressive Lawyer's Spotlight on Pro Bono:

Shining The Spotlight On The Pro Bono Project


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Jennifer Rizzo-Choi New Executive Director of The Pro Bono Project

Comes to NOLA after serving as National Pro Bono Promotion Counsel for Human Rights First and Legal Director of Journey’s End Refugee Services

The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce that after a thorough local and national search, it has selected Jennifer Rizzo-Choi as its new executive director. Ms. Rizzo-Choi comes to The Project after having served for the past three years as the National Pro Bono Promotion Counsel for Washington D.C.- based Human Rights First. She holds a Juris Doctorate from SUNY Buffalo Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in Journalism from Ithaca College in New York. She takes the helm of The Project on May 2, 2016.

Jennifer Rizzo-Choi, Executive Director

Jennifer Rizzo-Choi, Executive Director

Jenny, who began her career as a broadcast journalist, has six years of leadership experience in legal and other service organizations, with the last three years specifically devoted to the pro bono legal community.

With a strong interest in public service law, and as the face of pro bono for Human Rights First, Jenny was charged with establishing pro bono offices for the organization in targeted urban markets.

As a part of that effort, she built coalitions to address gaps in legal representation and to increase awareness, change policies, and galvanize resources for legal representation of immigrants.

To that end, Jenny launched and developed the Louisiana Immigration Working Group in 2014. She collaborated with The Honorable Jay Zainey, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, who serves as the group’s chair, and others within the local legal and non-profit communities to take on the challenge of providing the immigrant population in Louisiana with pro bono legal services.

At the same time, she worked to meet similar needs in Mississippi and Georgia, and she also directed the launch of a new Human Rights First office in Houston to focus on the legal representation gap in that market. 

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