Message from The Pro Bono Project's Board Chair on Pro Bono Culture

Christopher K. Ralston, 2019 Board Chair, The Pro Bono Project

Christopher K. Ralston, 2019 Board Chair, The Pro Bono Project

The heart of The Pro Bono Project is the collaborative effort between The Project’s staff and the hundreds of volunteers who give their time and expertise at no charge every year to ensure residents in need have access to the civil legal system.  I am inspired by the strength of our legal community’s pro bono culture and their willingness to help.  From volunteering at the Self-Help Resource Centers and community clinics to direct representation and annual giving, our supporters embrace their professional responsibility to do good.

 As we know, the need is great.  In seventy-percent of civil cases in Louisiana, one or both parties are forced to represent themselves.  Limited government funding of civil legal aid shifts the burden of addressing this justice gap on organizations like The Pro Bono Project and its volunteers.  We are grateful that over the years our local leaders have embraced the pro bono cause.

 We invite you to learn about new opportunities and share ways The Pro Bono Project can better serve our volunteers.  The Honorable Jay C. Zainey, Jr.  is hosting a luncheon for pro bono law firm liaisons and all others interested in addressing the delivery of civil legal aid on Tuesday, June 18th at 12 noon.

Pro Bono’s Impact on the Community: Pro Bono Law Firm Liaison Luncheon
June 18, 2019 at 12 noon
The Courtroom of the Hon. Jay C. Zainey, Jr.
U.S. District Court
500 Poydras Street, Rm. C455
New Orleans, LA
RSVP – C.C. Kahr, Executive Director, at 504.581.4043 x 202

 I encourage you to attend. And, thank you. We appreciate your commitment to the cause of justice for all.