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Issue: Vol. 4 No. 8         
August, 2012     
In This Issue
The 411 on JFAB 2012 ...
Open the Door ...
Opening the Door: Together Again ...
Educating Entrepreneurs ...

THE 411 on
JFAB 2012

2012 Justice For All Ball

September 28, 2012 
8:00 pm to Midnight
Audubon Tea Room

Honorary Co-Chairs
Deirdre McGlinchey & Fionuala McGlinchey-Monsted 

Big Sam's Funky Nation and
Ovi-G and the Froggies "Los Ranas" 

Original Invitation Art
Robert Guthrie 

The Fun
Live & Silent Auction 
The Raffle 

Food & Beverages
From New Orleans' Finest Restaurants 

Sponsorship Info
Contact Rachel Piercey

Ticket Info
$100/Attorneys practicing< 5 years 
$75/Law Students  
Call 504.581.4043 for tickets or purchase online at: JFAB TICKETS

Open the Door
&  Support The Project Now!

LA Giving B&W

Individual gifts are the single most important funding we receive.

 It only takes a handful of individuals to make a difference -- go solo this year and make an individual gift in addition to your firm's contributions. 

When you take solo to the next level and multiply it by enlisting your colleagues to give individually, it means we can open the door wider  for our clients and volunteers. 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.

You can also designate your United Way donation for The Project -- simply name 'The Pro Bono Project' on your pledge form or provide our agency number 1087220.

 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 2012


     July was a busy month with managing summer interns, hosting clinics and learning new things -- all while juggling vacations in between. 


     We're excited that this year's Justice For All Ball invitation is on the press, so be on the lookout for this year's work of art by local artist Robert Guthrie to arrive in your mailbox around the end of the month. If you can't wait for the invitation to arrive, feel free to buy your tickets online now: JFAB 2012 TICKETS  


     Our heartfelt congratulations also go out to the many attorneys and law firms named in the most recent issue of the Louisiana Bar Journal (page 90 in the electronic; page 88 in the printed) as among the best of the best in the United States. We are pleased and proud to count many of them among our volunteers and supporters. We've always known you were Super Lawyers and now so does everyone else. Congratulations to all!


      We just confirmed that our annual Volunteer Appreciation & Awards event will be on Wednesday, December 12th at Jones Walker so please mark your calendars. The CLE will start at 4:00 pm followed by the Recognition & Awards event and Reception. Complete details will follow in a future In Brief and also on our Facebook page.  


     Take a deep breath everyone, these are the last few weeks of vacation before we kick off a busy Fall season! We look forward to seeing everyone at JFAB 2012 on September 28th!  


All the best,


Rachel Piercey  

Executive Director 


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Opening The Door: Together Again ...

     One of the most rewarding programs The Project has for volunteers is representing neglected or abused children through the Child in Need of Care (CINC) program.
      Tommy Peyton of Krebs Farley & Pelleteri, PLLC began working in this area in
Tommy Peyton Krebs Farley 
Tommy Peyton, Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri
2011 and has already represented four children - resulting in an adoption, two reunifications, and one alternative permanent living arrangement for his clients.


      Tommy describes his work for The Project as the most rewarding of his young career, allowing him to gain courtroom experience while giving back to the most important members of the community: children.


     In his most recent case, Tommy represented a young child whose mother turned a blind eye to her boyfriend's abuse of her child. The child's injuries were so evident that the child's teacher called the police. As a result, the boyfriend was arrested, and the child was taken into state custody.


     While Tommy, the state, and the court worked toward the eventual goal of reuniting the mother and child, the child was sent to stay out of state with relatives. During this time, the child had a wonderful and successful end of school year and a fun summertime.  


     Meanwhile, Tommy advocated for the needed services for the child and made sure the mother was diligent in attending her court ordered counseling sessions. This eventually resulted in her full rehabilitation. 


     In a cheerful event, the family was recently reunited with the child in tears when the judge told him he could go back home with mom.  Following reunification, Tommy worked to have his young client successfully enrolled in school for the upcoming year. He continues to maintain contact with the family to make certain the abuse does not happen again.


     In reflecting on his time representing neglected and abused children Tommy noted, "I still keep in touch with my former clients and their families. I even receive holiday cards from one family. I keep all of the cards and kind emails in my paper calendar and reflect on them after a tough day - CINC cases really help keep things in perspective."


     Special thanks to Tommy and to the many attorneys at Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri, who have been ardent supporters of the CINC program, as well as strong advocates for our young clients' needs for many years.  


     For more information or to take on a CINC case or any of the other practice areas available, please contact Linton Carney at 504.581.4043 x 207.  

Educating Entrepreneurs ...
     Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses
is a $500 million investment to help small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services.

     The program is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth. 

     Accepted applicants will receive a scholarship to attend Delgado Community College for a 10-week tailored, growth oriented, business education developed in conjunction with Babson College, a national leader in entrepreneurship education. 

     The deadline for the Winter 2012 class is Friday, August 24th. For more information and to apply for the program please visit:

     The Pro Bono Project serves as Goldman Sachs' pro bono partner for Employment Law Clinics the firm holds for each class of scholars. The next one takes place on September 13, 2012.


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.