The 2018 Agenda: Collaboration At The Heart of Pro Bono Legal Services

It takes many hands to open doors to access civil justice for those in need. The strong partnership between The Pro Bono Project, its staff and hundreds of volunteer lawyers, paralegals, law students, and other professional and lay volunteers is the just the beginning.

Only through collaboration with our partners in the Access to Justice community can the mission of The Project ultimately come to life. As we move forward in 2018, collaboration is at the heart of our agenda, just as it is at the heart of serving our pro bono clients.

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The Next Generation of Access To Justice Leaders

The Pro Bono Project recently hosted two interns as part of the inaugural year of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Developing Leadership Intern Program. This program is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana District Judges Association, Louisiana Bar Foundation, civil legal aid providers, law schools, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and four law firms: Adams and Reese and Phelps Dunbar supported two New Orleans-based interns; and Baker Donelson and Jones Walker sponsored two interns in Baton Rouge.

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Applause For Our Volunteers

The house was full on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 for The Project's annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception at Jones Walker, which followed the year-end Professionalism CLE, "Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Discovery." (See related story: CLE)

Thanks to all who turned out to applaud their colleagues for their tremendous efforts in 2015,  which saw more than 2,200 people helped in just over 1,400 cases handled by our volunteers.

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Notes: November 2015 In Brief

All year, we've been celebrating YOU through the hours you've given, the cases and clinics you've worked, the CLEs you've attended so you can be more knowledgeable pro bono lawyers, the funds you've given to enable us to continually respond to the needs of the community in the six parishes we serve and the fun times we've had bowling, dancing and partying together for a good cause.

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Hidden Gems

Lawyers are always looking for ‘hidden gems’ as they go through the discovery process, sifting through documents, files and so many other places available to find that one piece of evidence that might make or break a case.

Register for the free Professionalism CLE as part of the Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception event on December 4.

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Marcus Brown: Shining A Light On Pro Bono

When The Pro Bono Project begins the process of choosing an Honorary Chair for the Justice For All Ball, we’re always looking for someone who is active as a business and community leader.

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2014 Justice For All Ball: Opening Doors & Lighting Up The Night

(New Orleans, LA) – The Pro Bono Project is ‘powering up’ to celebrate its 26th annual Justice For All Ball.  This year’s Honorary Chair, Marcus V. Brown, Entergy Corporation’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and his colleagues will help The Pro Bono Project light up The Audubon Tea Room on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight; a private patron party will precede the Ball. This year’s Justice For All Ball is themed “Opening Doors."

Download the press release.

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