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Volunteer Appreciation Event – Save the Date: December 5th, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm at Jones Walker (201 St Charles Ave # 5100, New Orleans). Details to be forwarded very soon.
November 3, 2017: Please join us for our 2-hour CLE course on family law matters on Friday, November 3rd from 10 to Noon. Our outstanding speakers will address matters including: adoptions, divorces, custody, tutorships and interdictions, and name changes. Speakers include: Benjamin W. Janke, JD, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Samantha Weidner, JD, Samantha Weidner Attorney and Counselor at Law, LLC; Leloashia Taylor, JD, Attorney-at-Law; Danielle Davenport, JD, Attorney-at-Law. To register to attend, simply reply to this email or click here. https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=38595427964
November 10, 2017: Volunteering as an attorney for the Child in Need of Care opportunity is as rewarding as it is challenging. If you are interested in learning how you can be of service to a child in the Louisiana's foster care system, this is the ideal CLE opportunity to do so. Experienced practitioners Jesse George, Managing Attorney for The Pro Bono Project, and guests will train you on the process from beginning to end. Guests will include Beth Salcedo from Free Indeed, a home dedicated to the rehabilitation of minor female victims of sex trafficking and/or sexual exploitation and Debra Weinberg, an attorney who specializes in special education, with the Advocacy Center. The day-long CLE is 6 credit hours. Registration begins at 8:30 am; CLE begins at 9:00 am. There will be a break for lunch. To register to attend, reply to this email or click here. https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=38787956823
October 26: Please join The Pro Bono Project on Thursday, October 26th from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Self-Help Resource Center in the 24th Judicial District Court for a FREE 1-hour CLE! (200 Derbigny Street, Gretna – 2nd floor). The topic will be Assisting Pro Se Visitors at the 24th JDC Domestic Self-Help Center. Managing Attorney Kathleen Legendre will be presenting. Reply to this email or Click here to register.
Assisting Pro Se Visitors at the 24th JDC Domestic Self Help Resource Center - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT) 24th Judicial District Court, 3rd Floor, 200 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA 70053
Curatorships – Volunteers assisting clients when the adverse parties whereabouts are unknown - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (registration begins thirty minutes prior) Louisiana Bar Center, 601 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
Provisional Custody By Mandate CLE -June 28, 2017 - Click here to view the AGENDA: Join The Pro Bono Project on June 28 from 10:30 am to noon in the Jazz Room at the Pan American Life Building, 601 Poydras Street for a training session for attorney-notaries or notaries interested in assisting undocumented parents in making provisional custody arrangements for their children. This one-hour session will cover the law governing provisional custody by mandate (PCBM), safety planning for immigrant families, and basics of immigration law.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
The Louisiana State Bar Association Access to Justice encourages all Louisiana lawyers to fulfill their professional obligations established by Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which set an aspirational goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services per lawyer, per year. View the full text.
The Pro Bono Project works hard to open many doors; for volunteer attorneys, the Project facilitates Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs. CLEs update volunteers on new legal developments, educate them on law areas of their interest and help them fulfill their professional development requirements.
Our long history of providing this learning experience is made possible by the willingness of the entire legal community to share its collective knowledge with their colleagues. As a result, over the years The Pro Bono Project has staged programs on many different topics such as:
- Legal issues arising from the BP oil disaster
- Special issues for handling cases for neglected or abused children
- Professionalism and ethics
- Wage claims
- Estate planning
Debt collection, bankruptcy, and other consumer debt issues, succession, title clearing, and other related real estate issues
If there is an area of the law in which you concentrate and feel it would make a good CLE program related to the type of cases our pro bono attorneys handle, please email Managing Attorney for Volunteer Engagement, Kathleen Legendre or contact her at 504.581.4043 Ext. 207.