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Thank You for attending the 2017 Justice For All Ball and for your generous support for the mission of The Pro Bono Project.

Whether you are a sponsor, individual ticket buyer, purchased raffle tickets, bid on auction items, or made an online donation - your dollars help us provide civil legal services to those in need all year long!

Our thanks also goes out to the many businesses and individuals who contribute their products, services, time, and talent every year to help us make this event a smashing success!!



Time and Place

Friday, September 15, 2017
8:00 pm – midnight
Audubon Tea Room
6500 Magazine St, 
New Orleans

Patron Party
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Audubon Tea Room
Sponsors and Combo Ticket Holders Only


Contact CC Kahr
504.581.4043 Ext. 202

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Hungry For Justice: JFAB 2017

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Join The Pro Bono Project for the 2017 Justice For All Ball
Friday, September 15, 2017
8:00 pm – midnight
Audubon Tea Room
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans
Adults only, please

Black Tie Optional

Honorary Chair
Chef Leah Chase
Dooky Chase Restaurant

Committee Chair
Dana Douglas
Shareholder, Liskow & Lewis

JFAB Music                          Patron Party Music          
The Bucktown All-Stars         Leah Chase Kamata      

Celebrity Auctioneer            Emcee                  
John Calhoun                         Mark Romig

Special Art & Posters           Special Sponsors
Gustave Blache, III                 Sharonda Williams | Wine & Champagne
                                               Baker Donelson | Late Night Snack                  Read About:
Chef Leah Chase
What's New at JFAB 2017

Media Release: Hungry For Justice?   

Online Invitation Sponsor
We thank Event Kingdom for sponsoring our online invitations and reply management. Please visit them at

This year’s Justice For All Ball will feature the same kind of wonderful food and music that is part of our Louisiana tradition, as well as new and exciting auction and raffle items and, some surprises in store for all. See What's New at JFAB 2017 and Hungry For Justice?

Tickets and Pricing

$200 in advance
$225 door

Individual Combo
includes Patron Party & Ball
$500 advance purchase only

Young Lawyer
(less than 5 years' experience)
$100 in advance
$125 at door

Law Students
$75 in advance
$100 at door

Raffle Tickets
(available at the event)
$5 each
$25 for 5

All ticketing will be done through Eventbrite; processing and service fees will be added at checkout.

Multiple Ticket Packages | Corporate Sponsorships

Download sponsorship and multi-ticket packages for JFAB 2017.  If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or multi-ticket package, please email The Pro Bono Project office, call 504.581.4043 ext 201, or download the pledge card and fax to 504.566.0518, or deliver to The Project's office at 615 Baronne Street, Suite 203.


* Current as of 08/31/17


Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Rittenberg Family Foundation

Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, LLC

Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein &
  Hilbert, L.L.C.

Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn   LLP

Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton &     Alford, L.L.C.

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann       L.L.C.


Adams and Reese LLP

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman
  Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

Dooky Chase

Frischhertz Electric Co., Inc.

Gieger, Laborde &
  Laperouse, L.L.C.

Herman Herman & Katz, L.L.C.

Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore         LLC

Krebs Farley PLLC

* Current as of 08/31/17


Kay E. Donnelly and Associates

Kenneth M. Carter A. Professional   Law Corporation

King, Krebs, & Jurgens

Kinney, Ellinghausen, Richard &       DeShazo

LA Assoc of Defense Counsel

Laitram LLC

Landry & Swarr, L.L.C.

Legier & Company, APAC

Michelle Egan

Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand &         Brackett

Newman, Mathis, Brady, &               Spedale

Proskauer Rose LLP

Pugh Accardo

Robichaux Law Firm L.L.C

Shields | Mott L.L.P.

Shuart and Associates, Legal           Search and Staffing

Sullivan Stolier

The deLaup Law Firm

The Kullman Firm

Thomson Reuters

Tulane Law School

Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier         & Luminais LLP

Whitney Bank


Association for Women Attorneys

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer,       LLC

Bourgeois Bennett CPAs

Bradley, Murchinson, Kelley &         Shea LLC

Bruce & Jackie Shreves

Capital One

Capitelli and Wicker

Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.

Crescent Bank and Trust, Inc.

Deutsche Kerrigan LLP

District Attorney
  Paul D. Connick, Jr.

Fishman Haygood, L.L.P.

Frilot, L.L.C.

Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David,         Meunier & Warshauer, LLC

Gordon, Arata, Montgomery,           Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis &     Eagan, LLC


Heller, Draper, Patrick, Horn & Dabney, LLC

Homestead Title Company

Huber Slack Thomas & Marcelle

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jan M. Hayden

Jefferson Parish Bar Association

Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison

Kabacoff Family Foundation

* Current as of 08/31/17

Ball Contributors*

Mother's Next Door


Nothing Bundt Cakes

Oceana Grill

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

Royal China


Southern Candymakers

Taylor Made

The Original Fiorella's Café

Toulouse Gourmet Catering


Audubon Nature Institute


Besh Restuarant Group


Crabby Jack's

Desi Vega's Steakhouse

Dook's Place

GW Fins

Jacques Imo's

La Petite Grocery

Lucky Dogs

Maurice French Pastries


Patron Party Contributors

Commander's Palace

Dickie Brennan's

* Current as of 08/25/17

Special Acknowledgements

Mark Romig

New Orleans CityBusiness

Website, Invitation and Production Services by Solomon Group

Printing by DocuMart



The BizMark Group Inc

Gambit Communications, Inc.

Goldring Family Foundation


Community Partners

Baptist Community Ministries

New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

JFAB Committee



Kevin Columb
Sharonda Williams                         
Committee Co-Vice Chairs



Mark Kaplinsky
Kyle Keenan
Camalla Kimbrough
Mimi Koch
Steve Lane
Cheryl Mintz
Catherine Napolitano
Cherie Nobles
Inem O’Boyle
Lacey Rochester
Mathilde Semmes
Bruce Shreves
Mark Surprenant
Cory Vidal
Katherine Wells
Erica Williams
Tomoro Wilson
Justin Woods
Susan Zackin


Chef Leah Chase
2017 Justice For All Ball Honorary Chair

Dana Douglas
Committee Chair

Jennifer Rizzo-Choi                          
Executive Director

Committee Members

Lisa Afrik
Erin Bambrick

Greta Brouphy
Joanna Broussard
Laura Springer Brown
Nina Camacho
Laura Cannon
Laura Carlisle
Edgar Chase III
Joseph Ching (deceased)
Chelsea Cusimano
Michael DePetrillo
Bobby Dressel
Katie Dysart
Lesli Harris
Jackie Hickman
Ben Janke
Colleen Carr Jarrott

Chauntis Trenelle Jenkins
Rachael Johnson

Boards of Directors

Norm Rubenstein
Immediate Past Chair

Steven Lane

Patrick Fraizer

Ex-Officio Members

Jan Hayden
Lindsey Ladouceur
J. Van Robichaux
Chris Short

Executive Director

Jennifer Rizzo-Choi

Sherry Dolan

Chris Ralston
1st Vice-Chair

Michael DePetrillo
2nd Vice Chair

Board Members

Nadège Assalé
Dana Douglas
Philip Franco
Pam Hansen
Chauntis Trenelle Jenkins
Rachael Johnson
Bob Kutcher
Roxanne Newman
Wendy Hickok Robinson
Nancy Samuels
John Strausser

Raffle Winners

R - 19         VAN ROBICHAUX
Maison on Frenchman gift card
Value: $100

R - 20         DANA DOUGLAS
Maison on Frenchman gift card
Value: $100

R - 21         SHAWN TOOMEY
Perlis Store Gift Card
Value: $100

R - 22         MALVERN BURNETT
Perlis Store Gift Card
Value: $100

R - 23         NICOLE TYGIER
Copeland’s Gift Card
Value: $25

R - 24        KELLY BECKER
Drago’s Themed Gift Basket:
Includes gift card to the restaurant, speciality glasses and Zapp’s chips
Value: $75

R - 25         NICOLE TYGIER
Fausto’s Restaurant Gift Card
Value: $75

R - 26         GERALD SLATERRY
The Bearded Lady Barbership
Gift certificate for a Hot Towel Shave
Value: $50

R - 27         BRUCE SHREVES
Gift certificate to floral products (flowers, bouquet), sold at the store
Value: $100

R - 28      STEVEN LANE
Casa Garcia gift card
Value: $50

Marcello’s Restaurant gift card Value: $50

Marcello’s Restaurant gift card Value: $50

Planet Beach – Uptown gift certificate for 1-month unlimited membership Value: $100

Mia Bella Beauty Lounge gift certificate for custom facial
Value: $130

Dave & Buster’s gift card
Value: $50

Dave & Buster’s gift card
Value: $50

Perfume Grab Bag: Assorted Giogio Aramni Si perfumes; Flower Bomb by Viktor Rolf; Giorgio Armani Beauty Si Rollerball Perfume
Value: $113

R - 36      BEN JANKE
Charlie’s Steakhouse gift card
Value: $100


R - 1         MICKEY DELAUP
Individual 3-Month Membership to Anytime Fitness Lakeview
Value: $200

R - 2         MATT WOLF
Individual 3-Month Membership to Anytime Fitness Lakeview Value: $200

Café Reconcile Gift Package:
$75 gift card and Cookbook
Value: $75

R - 4         PHIL FRANCO
Woman’s haircut and style service from Carpe Diem Boutique Salon.
Value: $110

Green to Go NOLA Dining $65 restaurant gift card Value: $65

R - 6         CINDI VOISIN
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens Tour for 2 people, plus on-site plantation restaurant gift cards
Value: $125

R - 7         ZHANDRA MARIN
Juan’s Flying Burrito gift card
Value: $45

Mais Arepas Gift Card
Value: $50

R - 9         LAURA TUGGLE
Maison de Cheveux Basket: $25 gift card, and assorted hair products
Value: $70

R - 10         JAN HAYDEN
60-minute Full Body Massage at Massage Envy Metairie
Value: $90

R - 11         BEN JANKE
Maypop Restaurant gift card
Value: $50

R - 12         ROBERT KUTCHER
Includes limited edition McIlhenny Company Tabasco Product toy collector’s truck, and an assortment of McIlhenny products
Value: $75

R - 13         N/A

R - 14         JOHN STRAUSSER
2 Premier Fitness Day Passes One-day passes, valid at their Airline Drive location
Value: $40

R - 15         LYNN WOLF
2 Premier Fitness Day Passes
One-day passes, valid at their Airline Drive location
Value: $40

R - 16         KATIE DYSART
Stein’s Market & Deli gift card ; Downtown location
Value: $30

R - 17         APRIL DAVENPORT
Tour Cycles Studio gift card;
Warehouse district cycling studio
Value: $50

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse gift card
Value: $100


Auction Winners


Creation New Orleans U.S. Mint Rare Document:
Nancy Samuels

Portrait of Lady Justice, by Nationally Renowned Artist Gustave Blache III:
Sherry Dolan

Trinity Restaurant’s Chef Michael Isolani’s Cooks an Intimate Dinner For 6 at Your Own Home: Mark Kaplinsky

Offshore Fishing Trip:
Elonide Semmes

New Orleans Craft Brewery & Spirit Tasting Tour Package:
O E Springer

Experience Christmas in NOLA: Laurie Young

All Access Pass to NCIS: New Orleans: Norm Rubenstein

All Access Pass to NCIS: New Orleans: Alan Brackett


Special thanks to all those who contributed to our first Fund-A-Need. Together, we raised almost $8,000 for our adoption program.

Aaron Coffey
April Davenport

George Demos
Jackie Hickman
Melissa Jagers

Mark Kaplinsky
Bart Kelly
Olisa Ojeh
Claudine Perrett
Judy Perry Martinez
Nancy Samuels
O E Springer
































Brunch & Tour Gift Package: Jennifer Thornton

Luxurious Creole Lifestyle Package: Olisa Ojeh

Eclectic NOLA Book Basket:
Ed Cassiere

The Foodie Package: Dallas Belford

Dooky Chase Family Gift Basket: Dawn Arevalo

Garden Art: Laurel Sheridan

Ashley Arnold Painting:
Brian Lawrence

Garden Gates Christmas Tree: Laurie Young

Yoga Gift Package:
Alex Aughtry

Men’s Fashion Package:
Olisa Ojeh

1900’s Era Antique Ice Bucket: Norm Rubenstein

Walter Anderson Print, Alligator in Marsh Grass:
Hillary Christiansen

Designer Sweater Dress:
George Demos

Print 001: Dual-Signed Poster Print of “Pouring Oysters.”
Autographed by Renowned Artist Gustave Blache III, and
by the portrait’s subject, Chef Leah Chase: Steven Lane

Walter Anderson Print, Blue Crab: Joanna Broussard

One-month Membership to Body B. Fit NOLA: Ashley Edwards

Painting With A Twist:
Anne Wittmann

Nothing Bundt Cakes:
Blanche Comiskey

Fried Chicken Festival:
Breard Snellings

New Orleans Museum of Art: Brodie Glenn

New Orleans Baby Cakes:
Bryce Murray

New Orleans Saints Football: Kat Rito

New Orleans City Park:
Dawn Arevalo

Ralph Lauren Basket:
Dallas Belford

Clarisonic Basket:
Anne Wittmann

Women’s Black Opium Basket: Kathleen Legendre

Women’s Giorgio Armani Si Gift Basket: Katherine Hassen

Designer Labels Body Gift Basket: Laurel Sheridan

Brunch in a Historic French Quarter Home:
Jennifer Thornton

Custom Tailored Men’s Suit: Kerry Hand

Justice For All Ball 2016

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