Media Release: One Night At The Justice For All Ball

One Night At The Justice For All Ball
Share An Evening of Stories with
Honorary Chair, Calvin C. Fayard, Jr.
at
The Pro Bono Project’s 30th Anniversary Justice For All Ball

Relive 30 years of stories from the Justice For All Ball and The Pro Bono Project, as we honor 30 individuals and groups who have played a critical role in the success of The Project.

(New Orleans, LA) – Like so many visitors to the city, there’s a story behind every adventure, and the 30th Anniversary Justice For All Ball (JFAB) is no exception. This year’s event, like New Orleans’ Tricentennial, celebrates the many people and stories, which have made The Pro Bono Project a success. Scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Audubon Tea Room from 8:00 pm to midnight, the JFAB’s Honorary ChairCalvin C. Fayard, Jr. offers his own story as a reminder to his colleagues what ‘volunteering’ for pro bono was like before organizations, such as The Pro Bono Project, ever existed.

 JFAB 2018 Honorary Chair Calvin C. Fayard, Jr.

JFAB 2018 Honorary Chair
Calvin C. Fayard, Jr.

“My legal career began in a rural area which, at that time, had no formal pro bono service for individuals in need of legal representation, either civil and criminal. Instead, the District Court appointed practicing attorneys to provide such services.

"My experience as a ‘court-appointed pro bono attorney' in defending poor individuals, from charges ranging from traffic citations to capital crimes, was ‘life-changing.’ It reinforced my belief in the need and requirement that justice for all is available," explains Mr. Fayard, who founded (1972) and heads up the firm Fayard & Honeycutt with offices in New Orleans and Denham Springs. (Read Mr. Fayard's full profile)

JFAB Committee Co-Chairs, Sharonda Williams (Fishman-Haygood) and Kevin Colomb, Esq. are putting together a spectacular 30th Anniversary celebration featuring Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters as the main entertainment.

More than 25 area restaurants and bars will provide favorites from seafood to bread pudding and hand-crafted signature cocktails. A raffle, silent and live auction, along with a tribute to the 30 most significant individuals and organizations in The Project’s and JFAB’s success, will round out the evening.

A private Patron Party will precede the Ball at 6:30 pm on the grounds of the Audubon Zoo, with songstress Nayo Jones crooning for party-goers.

Once, again this year, individuals may buy a Patron Party/JFAB combo ticket. This ticket is also available at a special cost to sponsors who need extra tickets beyond their sponsorship allotment. Purchase tickets and sponsorship packages here.

“We are delighted to have Calvin Fayard serve as the Honorary Chair of the 2018 Justice For All Ball. He has worked tirelessly for individuals and communities throughout Louisiana to make certain that the many whose voices often go unheard have their day in court. Mr. Fayard’s work aligns with the mission of The Pro Bono Project to open the doors to access the civil justice system,” says The Project’s Executive Director, C. C. Kahr

JFAB A Critical Component in Access to Justice

The Pro Bono Project provides meaningful and life-changing services to residents in need who, but for the excellent work of exceptional people, would have no ability to navigate the judicial system.

“The funds we raise through the Justice For All Ball are a critical factor in our on-going work of making certain access to justice is available for those in need within our community. In the first six months of 2018, we continue to get requests to service new populations. We could not provide our services without the assistance of the law firms, solo practitioners, and many other professionals who give their time, talent and funds to The Project," explains Ms. Kahr.

Find more info on JFAB 2018 or contact Executive Director CC Kahr via email or at 504 581 4043 x 202.

The Pro Bono Project's continuing mission to provide free, quality civil legal services to the underserved is more critical than ever. By engaging volunteer lawyers and other professionals to render 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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Media Contact:
Joanna Broussard, The BizMark Group Inc
312.331.0133 or joanna@bizmarkgroup.com