The heart and soul of The Pro Bono Project is the collaborative effort between the Project's staff and hundreds of volunteers who give their time and expertise pro bono—at no charge—every year to open the doors to the civil legal system for metro area residents in need
The Project relies on all kinds of volunteers to get the job done for its clients: lawyers, paralegals, law students, lay professionals, etc.
With limited full and part-time staff, The Pro Bono Project always needs help handling cases for clients as well as in our office. The Project also has many committees that need volunteers from all walks of life. If you have expertise in areas such as fundraising, event planning, or administrative support, The Project welcomes your contribution of time and talent.
Opening doors to access the civil legal system to those in need takes an army of volunteers. The Pro Bono Project volunteers are passionate about this community and determined to provide access to justice for those in need.
On-going Volunteer Needs
To volunteer for any of The Pro Bono Project’s Clinics or to take a case, please email Chief Legal Officer Kathleen Legendre or contact him at 504.581.4043 Ext. 207.
Self Help Resource Center
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The Pro Bono Project has taken the lead in managing and recruiting volunteers for Self Help Resource Center (SHRC) at 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish beginning on April 19, 2016. You can sign up on VolunteerSpot.
Volunteers provide legal information, not legal advice, so you don’t have to be a lawyer to volunteer. Hours are 10 to noon every Tuesday and Thursday at the Jefferson Courthouse in Gretna, 200 Derbigny Street, Room 2001 on the second floor.
Parking is available in the adjacent garage, and the Court comps you as a juror! We are very excited about this new opportunity for our volunteers to help the community. Sign up now on VolunteerSpot.
For more information on committees, please email Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi or contact her at 504.581.4043 Ext. 202.
Volunteer Outreach and Recruitment Committee
This committee will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to engage and expand our base of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and students.
Volunteer Appreciation Committee
This Committee will be responsible for organizing the annual Volunteer Recognition Event and CLE Program, which is traditionally held in December of each year.
Strategic Planning and Board Engagement Committee
This committee will be responsible for implementing long—and short—range goals and strategies with an emphasis on increasing and maintaining board engagement. This committee is also charged with the planning of an annual board retreat.
Resource Development, Marketing and
This committee will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to increase annual revenues generated by The Project through charitable giving, grants, service contracts, and strategic partnerships. Additionally, this committee will be responsible for creating the strategic direction of The Project’s marketing and communications efforts. Further, it will be responsible for creating the programs and materials to support The Project, its staff, the Board and its committees in their efforts to build/maintain awareness and visibility to ensure that the organization and its various representatives are well positioned to help increase annual revenues generated by/for The Project through charitable giving, grants, service contracts and strategic partnerships.
Justice For All Ball Committee
This Committee will be responsible for organizing the annual fundraising event, the Justice For All Ball.
This Committee will meet to identify new members for the Board of Directors and the committees and to prepare a slate of recommendations for approval by they Board of Directors.
This Committee will serve as the intermediate decision-making and leadership forum for the officers and directors of The Project and will meet each month to accomplish necessary business.
This committee will work to effectively coordinate and expand the legal resources available to support our resulting caseloads in the various program areas: Successions, Consumer, Homeless, Family, CINC, Employment.
Pro Bono Leadership
This Committee identifies the candidate to receive the PBP Leadership award distributed during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.