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Rachel Piercey, Mark Surprenant of Adams & Reese, Linton Carney–2013 NAPB Pro Annual Meeting

The Pro Bono Project: A Trailblazer

The Pro Bono Project has been a trailblazer at times, as well as a role model for other organizations in the world of pro bono services. Their peers, financial supporters, and legal and community organizations have often recognized their work both locally and nationally.

The enormous and immediate response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina by all of these groups serves as perhaps the greatest acknowledgment to the significant impact that The Project has had on the lives of many across the country.

 

Awards

This is a partial listing of the many recognitions and award received by The Pro Bono Project, and Executive Director, Rachel Piercey. In addition to what is noted here, dozens of our legal and lay volunteers have received both local and national awards acknowledging their volunteer service to The Pro Bono Project, its clients and the community. To download a printable PDF of the awards listed below click here.

October 2013

William Reese Smith, Jr. Award for Special Services to Pro Bono
Recipient:
Mark Surprenant, Adams & Reese; past Board Chair of The Pro Bono Project
Nominated by:
The Pro Bono Project
Presented by: 
The National Association of Pro Bono Professionals (NAPBPro) at the 2013 Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO

Jefferson Parish Proclamation for National Pro Bono Week, The City of New Orleans Proclamation for National Pro Bono Week
Recipient: 
The Pro Bono Project

October 2012

City of New Orleans Proclamation
for National Pro Bono Week
Recipient:  
The Pro Bono Project

April 2012  

John Minor Wisdom Award for Public
Service and Professionalism
Recipient: 
The Gulf Justice Consortium—of which The Pro Bono Project is a member
Presented by:
The ABA’s Litigation Section, Washington, D.C. 

August 2011    

Young Leadership Council Role Model,
Class of 2011
Recipient: 
Rachel Piercey 
Presented at:
The YLC’s 25th Anniversary Role Model Gala

2011

New Orleans City Business
Woman of the Year (one of fifty top
women leaders)
Recipient:
Rachel Piercey

June  2010

Oxfam America: Pro Bono
Employment Law Project
Recipient: 
The Pro Bono Project

December 2008

The Pro Bono Project’s Leadership Award
Recipient: 
Rachel Piercey

September 2008  

American Bar Association’s Frances
Perkins Public Service Award
Recipient: 
The Pro Bono Project
Presented by: 
Pro Bono Committee of ABA's Section of Labor and Employment Law (LEL) at the LEL Conference, Denver, CO

June 2008    

Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Grantee Award
for Excellence in Service and Programming
Recipient:
The Pro Bono Project
Presented at:
LBF’s Annual Fellows Meeting at LSBA’s Annual Bar Conference, Sandestin, FL

May 2008

Young Lawyers Section of the New Orleans
Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award
Recipient:
Rachel Piercey
Presented by:
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana during its Law Day

Louisiana State Bar Association’s Career
Public Interest Award
Recipient:
Rachel Piercey
Presented at: 
LSBA’s Annual Awards Ceremony

Winter 2007         

IOLTA Grantee Spotlight 
Featured:
The Pro Bono Project & Rachel Piercey,
the “Queen of Persistence!” 

2004            

Harrahʼs Constellation Award
Recipient:
The Pro Bono Project

2002    

Outstanding Achievement Award
Recipient:
The Pro Bono Project
Presented by:
The Richard West Freeman Endowment Challenge, and The Greater New Orleans Foundation

October 1994

National Association of Pro Bono Coordinators, Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year Award
Recipient:
Rachel Piercey
Presented by:
NAPBCO at the ABA's Annual Pro Bono Conference, San Diego, CA

1990

Liberty Bell Award
Recipient:
Rachel Piercey
Presented by:
The New Orleans Bar Association

1989            

CASA Award
Recipient:
Rachel Piercey
Presented by:
Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

24th Metropolitan Leadership Forum
Graduate:
Rachel Piercey
Presented by:
Metropolitan Area Committee