Continuing Legal Education 

Rule 6.1

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.


Staying Ahead

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
  • Interdictions
  • 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 Chief Legal Officer Kathleen Legendre or contact him at 504.581.4043 Ext. 207.

Upcoming CLE Events

All In the Family - November 2, 2016, 9:30 am to Noon - 2 hours of FREE CLE - Baker Donelson (201 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 3600, New Orleans, LA) - Presentations will be on variety of family law related matters such as adoptions, divorces, custody, name changes, tutorships and interdictions.

Speakers: Sandra Diggs-Miller, JD, Entergy; Benjamin W. Janke, JD, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Andrew D. Mendez, JD, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC; Samantha Weidner, JD, Samantha Weidner Attorney and Counselor at Law, LLC; Meredith Grabill, JD, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

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Child in Need of Care -  November 11, 2016, 8:30 am to 4:45 pm – 6 hours of FREE CLE  - Louisiana Bar Center (601 St. Charles St., New Orleans, LA) - Training volunteer attorneys on the representation of children appointed by the court to The Pro Bono Project.  


Speakers: Debra Weinberg, JD, Staff Attorney, The Advocacy Center; Jesse George, JD, Managing Attorney, The Pro Bono Project; Kathleen Legendre, JD, Managing Attorney, The Pro Bono Project


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Last Chance CLE (1 hour CLE accreditation pending) & Volunteer Appreciation Event - December 8, 2016, CLE 3:30 pm to 5 pm followed by award presentationsJones Walker (201 St Charles Ave., 52nd Floor, New Orleans, LA).  Volunteer Appreciation Event to follow - 1-hour professionalism credit.  Details coming soon!    


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