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Issue: Vol 2  # 10
October, 2010   
In This Issue
Fall Clinic Schedule Set ...
Save the Date ...
Open the Door ...
Pro Bono: Let's Learn, Let's Celebrate ...
2010 JFAB A Success!
Fall Clinic Schedule Set

   Fall is a busy time for The Project.  Volunteers are needed to staff several clinics in the metro area.  For more information and exact locations, please download the complete schedule from: FALL CLINIC SCHEDULE.

  Here is a brief overview of the various clinics.

Senior Center Clinics

Held monthly at the area Senior Center on the day and time noted.

 Kenner: 1st Wednesday, 10 am to noon

Gretna: 2nd Tuesday, 10 am to noon

Metairie: 3rd Monday, 9 am to 11 am

Harahan: 4th Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 2 pm

St. Bernard Senior Clinic

St. Bernard Council on Aging: 3rd Wednesday, 10 am to noon

215 W Judge Perez: December 2nd, 9 am to 11 am

HELP/Homeless Advocacy Clinic

St. Joseph's Rebuild Center: Every Monday & Wednesday, 8-9 am

New Orleans Mission: Every Monday, 9:30-10:30 am

Succession Clinic

SLLS: Every Thursday, 1-3 pm

Hispanic Clinic

Hispanic Resource Center, Kenner: Saturday, November 13, Noon to 2 pm

Wage Claim Clinic

Worker Resource Center: Every Thursday, 6-7:30 pm; call 581.4043 x 212 for information and location

For more information on any of these clinics, please see: CLINIC SCHEDULE or contact Linton Carney.  Thanks for your help.

Save the Date ...

   Mark your calendar now
on Thursday, December 9, 2010 for the annual CLE and Volunteer Appreciation Awards & Reception event.  It will be help at Jones Walker.

   Registration opens at 3:30 pm.  The CLE is from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm with the Volunteer Appreciation Awards & Reception from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

   Specific information on topic and presenters is forthcoming.  Look forward to seeing you on December 9, 2010.
Open the Door: Be A Partner for Pro Bono

LA Giving B&W

Please open the door for our clients and volunteers and support The Project by clicking on the Louisiana Giving logo above. 

Become a
Partner for Pro Bono
by checking the
"make this a recurring donation" box on The Project's donation page when you click the above link. Make your Annual Donation over 12 months.

 Help us plan for the future by contacting
Rachel PIercey at 504.581.4043 about the Pro Bono for Life Planned Giving program.

Follow-up Links
JFAB 2010

    We've kicked off a month of celebration beginning with a successful Justice For All Ball on October 1st.  Our thanks to all those who attended and all who worked behind the scenes to make it a big success. 

    Now, it's time to acknowledge the work of pro bono around the country, as we celebrate the 2nd Annual National Pro Bono Celebration, during the week of October 24-30.  Once again, we have some local events planned and you can read more about these below.


     Finally, be sure to save the date, Thursday, December 9, 2010 for the year-end CLE and Volunteer Appreciation Awards, with Jones Walker as our host for the afternoon.  More details to follow in next month's In Brief.

 With kind thanks,

Rachel Piercey
Executive Director

Pro Bono: Let's Learn, Let's Celebrate

    The 2nd Annual National Pro Bono Celebration, sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, kicks-off the week of October 24-30.

    The Celebration is a coordinated national effort to meet the ever-growing needs of this country's most vulnerable citizens by encouraging and supporting local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services.  It showcases the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the nation, its system of justice, its communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve. 

    Events highlighting the many facets of pro bono are scheduled nationwide.  In New Orleans, there are two opportunities to participate in this weeklong celebration.

     On Tuesday, October 26, The Pro Bono Project hosts a Volunteer Appreciation Reception in Judge Jay Zainey's courtroom in the U.S. District Court building at 500 Poydras from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The event is co-hosted by
the Federal Court Judges of the Eastern District of Louisiana, and the Judges of Orleans Civil District Court and City Court.  The event is underwritten by the Federal Bar Association. Please RSVP to PRO BONO.

    On Thursday, October 28, 2010, Baker Donelson will host a CLE entitled, Cy Pres for You and Me: The Interection with Professional ResponsibilityRegistration begins at 3:30 pm with the CLE from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, with reception following, at their offices, 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3600.  Please RSVP to LINTON CARNEY.  Seating is limited.

    For more information about National Pro Bono Celebration Week events in Louisiana, check out LA EVENTS.  For more information about the weeklong celebration, see PRO BONO CELEBRATION.

2010 JFAB A Success!
JFAB 2010 Invite Art
Invitation Original Art by Patti Adams

    The 22nd Annual Justice For All Ball is but a memory now.  The event was held on Friday, October 1 at the Audubon Tea Room from 8:00 pm until midnight.

     Party-goers were treated to scrumptious food from more th
an 25 area restaurants, entertained by the talented and lively Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers and welcomed by the Jazzmen Brass Band and the Black Feather Mardi Gras Indians

    Fabulous Raffle and Silent Auction prizes treated patrons to everything from art to vacations.  A complete listing of winners will be listed on the website shortly at: PRIZE WINNERS
Donna & Paul Flower
Honorary Chairs Paul & Donna Flower

    Here are a few looks at some of the folks in attendance at both the Ball and the Patron Party, graciously hosted by this year's Honorary Chairpersons, Paul and Donna Flower, at their Uptown home from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

    Photos from the Patron Party are available for viewing an
d purchase at the JFAB 2010 Kodak Gallery: JFAB 2010 Patron Party Album.

s from the Ball are available for viewing and purchase at the JFAB 2010 Kodak Gallery: JFAB 2010 Ball Album.

Denise Redmann
JFAB Committee Chair Denise Redmann w/family & friend
George Long, who was the official photographer for the 2010 Ball, is offering to provide original high-resolution digital photos, which you can find on his website at: GEORGE LONG JFAB 2010

   Simply email him with the image (IMG) number and he will email the high-resolution image to you.

     Our thanks to this year's photographers, George Long, Walt Pierce, Robert Fleishmann and Joanna Broussard, as well as to all those who attended, contributed and worked behind the scenes to make this year's JFAB another tremendous success!

Our Mission

The Pro Bono Project's mission is to provide free, quality civil legal services to the poor by engaging volunteer attorneys to render pro bono services.
  The Project serves Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Washington Parishes with funding from the Justice For All Ball and other sources.  The Project works in collaboration with other legal and social service providers to improve the quality of life for our clients and our community.