Media Release: JFAB 2016 Honorary Co-Chairs

Gary Solomon, Jr. and Seth Bloom, Esq. To Serve As Honorary Co-Chairs for The Pro Bono Project’s Annual Justice For All Ball Fundraiser
Co-Chairs Hope to Inspire Young Leaders Within the Community
to Step Up to the Plate for Area Non-Profits

     (New Orleans, LA) – Board member and Justice For All Ball Committee Chair, Jan Hayden of Baker Donelson is pleased to announce that Gary Solomon, Jr. (l), co-founder and president of Solomon Group and Seth Bloom, Esq. (r), founder and managing partner of Bloom Legal LLC will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for The Justice For All Ball. The Ball is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2016, 8 pm to midnight at the Audubon Tea Room; a patron party will precede the event. Read: Setting the Bar High

     “We are delighted that Gary and Seth are serving as Honorary Co-Chairs. As our first under-40 co-chairs, we hope their work on our behalf will encourage the young lawyers and entrepreneurs in the city to get involved in organizations such as The Pro Bono Project. They both serve on the boards of several of the area’s nonprofits and are committed to the betterment of all within our community,” said Ms. Hayden.

     In a letter to the members of the business and legal communities, the co-chairs affirmed their commitment to The Project’s mission:

As young leaders within the New Orleans community, we hope that our involvement as co-chairs inspires the next generation of young attorneys, entrepreneurs and future leaders to lend their time, talents and financial support to projects like this one.  As honorary co-chairs, we’re thrilled that we get to champion The Project’s cause by doing what we do every day through our individual firms, Solomon Group and Bloom Legal, LLC.

     “We so appreciate that Gary and Seth are taking a hands-on approach that highlight each of their individual strengths as Honorary Co-Chairs. Gary and his creative team are producing a spectacular pre-event Patron Party and adding special touches to the Ball, while Seth is working hand-in-hand with me and members of the law firm and corporate solicitations committee to boost the fundraising efforts for this year’s JFAB. Both of them are contributing great ideas to make what has always been a very successful event for us even better this year,” said The Project’s newly-selected Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi

     And each has his own reasons for getting involved.

     “I am thrilled about the opportunity to be involved in this year’s Justice For All Ball and Patron Party. Everyone knows these are two of the must-attend fundraising events in New Orleans each year. I have some exciting ideas about how to make this year’s patron party better than ever. And I’m also hoping that my participation somehow inspires others to become more involved in The Project. Many of the longtime supporters probably remember that my father is a past honorary chair himself. I’m proud to be following in his footsteps a bit, and honored to give back to this community on behalf of such a worthwhile organization,” said Gary.

     Seth echoes this as he explains, “The Pro Bono Project is near and dear to me. They extended an opportunity to me as a young lawyer to gain real world experience and see the other side of the legal profession. Through my work as a criminal defense attorney, and politically in my role as District 5 representative and current President of the Orleans Parish School Board, I’ve seen the city’s need for free and discounted legal services firsthand. I am committed to seeing that those who are underserved within our community have access to good legal representation. That’s really what The Project is all about.”

     The Justice For All Ball is the premiere event for the legal, business, justice and government communities. This year’s event will feature Flow Tribe as the main entertainment, along with some special musical surprises at the patron party and throughout the evening. More than 25 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants will provide food and drinks, along with several special cocktails created to help patrons celebrate.

     This year’s invitation cover artist is Amy Henry Centola, artist and co-owner of Two Sprouts in Metairie. Her original oil-on-canvas painting will be the highlight of the evening’s auction, along with a full complement of raffles and auction prizes, valued at $100 and up. Patrons may pre-register for the auction at: JFAB 2016 BID NOW. Solomon Group will also design and produce this year’s invitations.

     More information on JFAB 2016 will be forthcoming on the JFAB page of The Project’s website. For sponsorship and multi-ticket packages, please contact Jennifer Rizzo-Choi via email or at 504.581.4043.

The Pro Bono Project's continuing mission is to provide free, quality civil legal services to the underserved within our community. By engaging volunteer lawyers and other professionals to rendder pro bono services, The Pro Bono Project serves clients in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Plaquemines and Washington parishes. The Pro Bono Project works in collaboration with other social service providers to improve the quality of life for our clients and our community.


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