Continued Collaboration at Self-Help Resource Centers

We are proud to mark our second year managing the Self-Help Resource Center (SHRC) at Orleans Parish Civil District Court. With over 2,000 visitors in 2018, the SHRC is a model for collaboration and community partnerships.

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5 in 5 with ... Hugh Straub

We return to our 5 in 5 series with an interview with one of The Pro Bono Project’s most dedicated volunteers, Hugh Straub.  Recognized for his legal acumen, philanthropic spirit, and bow tie, Hugh practiced in the area of admiralty law first at Terriberry, Carroll & Yancey and then at Phelps Dunbar.  Hugh is in his sixth year volunteering at the Orleans Parish Civil District Court Self-Help Desk.  Serving self-represented litigants two times a week, Hugh was a LSBA Distinguished Access to Justice Fellow for 2018.

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Kudos

Busy is as busy does, and 2018 has been a busy year for The Project and its staff. In between the big move in May, the open house in June, and getting ready for the 30th Annual Justice For All Ball since January – staff members were individually hitting some high notes! Here are just a few highlights from the year so far.

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2017 National Pro Bono Celebration Week

This week is a time to celebrate the work done by pro bono volunteers across the country.

Although we are always applauding our volunteers, National Pro Bono Week  gives us a chance to celebrate our lawyers, paralegals, translators and other legal and lay volunteers who provide their time, talent and funds to power the work of The Project.

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Partnering Up to Offer Pro Se Help at Orleans Civil District Court

With the guidance of and funding from the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF), The Pro Bono Project, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), and the Family Justice Center (FJC) will team up to staff the Orleans Parish Civil District Court (CDC) Self-Help Desk. The Project will serve as the operation lead. 

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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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