Tales of the Ball

Read the final remembrance from the Thirty Years. Thirty Stories. series by The Project.

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Lady Justice 2018 | Artist Sharika Mahdi

Lady Justice 2018 | Artist Sharika Mahdi

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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.

On-going Volunteer Opportunity

The Pro Bono Project has taken the lead in managing and recruiting volunteers for Self Help Resource Center (SHRC) at Orleans CDC and 24the JDC.

For more information and to volunteer, please email Managing Attorney for Volunteer Engagement, Kathleen Legendre or call her at 504.581.4043 Ext. 207.

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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

Did you know that you can receive CLE credit for your pro bono hours?

Read about the rule that took effect on May 1, 2015 in CityBusiness.

Read the entire rule.

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Welcome 2019 Board of Directors

The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce its officers and board members for 2019. The following officers serve on the 2019 Executive Committee:

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  • Christopher K. Ralston, Phelps Dunbar, Chair

  • Nadege Assale, Esq. Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea, Vice Chair

  • John Strausser, KPMG, Treasurer

  • P. Kevin Comomb, Sr., Doyle Land Services, Secretary

  • Caroline McSherry Dolan, Immediate Past Chair

We are grateful for the extraordinary service of our officers and directors.

The Heart Of The Season

Holidays bring families and friends together to celebrate the joy of the season. At The Pro Bono Project, we like to think of what we do as bringing "the heart of the season" throughout the year to those who have needed our services.

Our volunteers, staff, and Board bring passion and commitment to open the doors to civil justice for those people who otherwise might be forgotten, ignored, or marginalized. We are often the only witnesses to the profound change in our clients' experience and the relief that they express when we resolve their legal matter.

Support our mission. Make your donation today.

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Coming Home

In a home with three children, a same-sex couple began to argue, and the police removed the children from the house.

Once placed in foster care, the biological mother came forward to admit that the children were in need of care, but not to the allegations set forth.

The Department of Children and Family Services worked with the biological mother on a case plan (a series of meetings and requirements the parent must abide by to be reunited with their children.)

Over several months, the mother ended the relationship with the abusive partner and completed all of the case plan goals.

In court, the judge applauded her dedication to her children and noted how pleased the court was with her progress. Her children were returned to her care, and the matter was closed.

Mission Fulfilled

This is just one of the stories from 2018, and there are so many more. Our mission fulfilled is at the heart of the season!

As this year comes to a close, we thank all of you who donated your time, talent and financial support throughout 2018 to make our mission count in so many lives within this community.

We need your help to continue to bring the heart of the season to the many families, children, seniors, and individuals in need of what only many of you can give – the skills and talents of a lawyer. Please make an investment in our mission and this community with your year-end financial gift in any amount.

We wish you and yours a warm and wonderful holiday as we celebrate the heart of the season!

The Board and Staff


Congratulations to Our 2018 Volunteer Recognition Awards Recipients

At noon on December 4, 2018, at Jones Walker, The Project presented the 2018 Volunteer Recognition Awards. The Honorable Stephen D. Enright, Jr. from the 24th Judicial District Court was our special guest presenter to celebrate these individuals for their generous, ongoing support. Lunch was provided by Martin Wine Cellar.

Please join us in congratulating the following for their outstanding service in 2018:

Pro Bono Law Firm of The Year
Stone Pigman

Distinguished Donor
Fayard & Honeycutt

Pro Bono Corporate Partner
Louisiana Court Reporter Board

Distinguished Service Awardee
Kyle Matthew Brennan, J.D.

Distinguished Jurist
Orleans Civil District Court en banc

Friend of Pro Bono
New Orleans Bar Association (Self-Help Resource Center Adopt-A-Month!)

Oh, What A Night!

What a wonderful evening of people-gathering, great food and drink, and a variety of entertainment from the Raffle and Auction to the lilting voice of Nayo Jones at the Patron Party, and the playful sounds of Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters at the Justice For All Ball (JFAB)!

Thank you to all of our:

  • Individual and organizational Sponsors for their continued support of the JFAB, and in particular, our Honorary Chair Calvin C. Fayard, Jr.;

  • Food and Drink Contributors for their generous donations;

  • Many local and regional businesses which provided Raffle and Auction prizes;

  • Partner AmFund for their once in a lifetime array of travel adventures;

  • Media Partners Gambit and CityBusiness;

  • Artist Sharika Mahdi for her beautiful interpretation of Lady Justice, and AQ Creative Group of Chicago for the design of JFAB Invitation and complementary materials;

  • Emcee, Mark Romig and Auctioneer, Andrew Ward; and

  • Many other partners who contributed either in-kind or reduced costs on products and services to make the evening memorable.

Our special thanks to JFAB Committee Co-Chairs, Sharonda Williams and Kevin Colomb, and 2019 Ball Committee Chair Nadège A. Assalé, and their various Committee Chairs and members, and The Project Staff and volunteers who worked behind the scenes for the past eight months and during the Ball to make the 30th Annual Justice For All Ball a fabulous celebration of the past 30 years!

Again, thank you to all for your generous support of the Justice For All Ball and The Pro Bono Project. We look forward to seeing everyone for the 2019 Justice For All Ball.

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