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

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.

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Message from The Pro Bono Project's Board Chair

As we celebrate carnival season with family and friends, I am reminded of what makes our community both strong and unique – our creativity, civic pride, and resilience. These attributes make New Orleans like no other city and they contribute to what has made The Pro Bono Project successful over the past thirty-three years. It is a privilege to serve as the 2019 Board Chair and to work with the many lawyers, law students, judges, and members of the business community that enable us to fulfill our mission to provide free civil legal aid to the underserved.  Our collaboration and partnerships help us address access to justice issues and the demand for legal services on both a systemic and individual level.

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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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Taking A Holiday Break At The Project

While the holiday season was busy for many people with parties and family gatherings, The Pro Bono Project was having some busy days with law students from George Washington Law, American University Washington College of Law and Columbia Law School.

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Volunteers On Parade ...

Even though we have a small staff - only 7 of us - we get a lot done thanks to our volunteers. Over the past several weeks, the office was filled with lawyers, students and a host of people who give their time, skills and energy to The Project in a number of different ways.

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