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Issue: Vol 4 # 10      
October, 2012 - JFAB 2012 Wrap Up   
In This Issue
CLE & Volunteer Appreciation ...
Perfect Evening: JFAB 2012 ...
Free CLE & Volunteer Appreciation Awards & Reception  


    It's time for applause as The Project, its staff and Board show their appreciation to the many volunteers who work with us during the year.


   Please join us on Wednesday, December 12th at Jones Walker, 201 St Charles Avenue, 52nd Floor, Main Conference Room for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards event. REGISTER 

or send an email to Linton Carney.


   This year's ethics CLE: The Ethics of Social Media begins at 4:00 PM
William Hornsby, Staff Counsel for the ABA's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services  is our guest presenter. Register for the CLE here: ETHICS or send an email to Linton Carney.


   The CLE will be followed by the Volunteer Appreciation Awards at 5:00 pm; reception

follows. Register for the Awards & Reception here: 

AWARDS or send an email to Linton Carney.


   Onsite registration will begin at 3:30 pm.


   Complete event and registration details can be found here: APPRECIATE


   Finally, if you have not submitted your 2012 volunteer hours, please send an email to Linton Carney as soon as possible.  We don't want anyone to be left out of this year-end celebration. 


   See you on December 12th! 

End The Year Right ... Support The Project Now!

LA Giving B&W

Celebrate pro bono and please help us open the door 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.

 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



     We're still hearing the 'buzz' about what a great event our 24th Annual Justice For All Ball was this year.  Thanks to all who came out and participated in some way to make this year's Ball a rocking success. Whether you were there or not, we share with you below some of the many moments of fun from the evening and invite you to plan on joining us for our 2013 event


     For those who want to purchase photos from the 2012 Ball or Patron Party, you can do so here: BALL and PATRON PARTY or click on any of the pictures below for the Ball or Patron Party Photo Galleries. Links can also be found on our FACEBOOK page.  


    Help us create an even better 2013 JFAB -- please take our survey by using the link posted on our Facebook page: FACEBOOK. One lucky person will be selected from all those who answer our survey to win a pair of tickets for the 2013 JFAB.


    Even though we've celebrated, the year is not over yet -- it's time for the applause! Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 12th for our annual year-end CLE and Volunteer Appreciation Awards & Reception (see sidebar for details.) Don't forget to send Linton Carney your volunteer hours for 2012 -- we don't want anyone to be left out. Register in advance for this event at: CLE & AWARDS or by sending an email to Linton Carney or on our FACEBOOK page.


    Congratulations go out to The Project's Vice-Chair, Jan Hayden of Baker Donelson, who was voted one of CityBusiness' 2012 Women of the Year. A luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency on November 16, 2012. Register here: CBIZWOTY


     As well, kudos to SOLACE, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. The organization, founded by past Board Chairs, The Honorable Jay Zainey, Judge, US District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana and Mark Surprenant of Adams & Reese, has assisted over 1,000 members of the legal community and their families in times of need since its inception. There are now more than 7,700 SOLACE members in Louisiana and the program has expanded to 11 states and Puerto Rico. 


     Enjoy the fun from JFAB 2012 below and look forward to seeing you at the Volunteer Appreciation Awards in December!


All the best,


Rachel Piercey  

Executive Director 


PS -- Spread the word about The Pro Bono Project by using the new social media buttons and connect this newsletter to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media page. Thanks!    Find us on Facebook 

Perfect Evening: JFAB 2012 ...


The Patio
On the patio ...
Chef Laurentino & Paella
Chef Laurentino of Barcelona cooking up something good - paella!
Big Sam
Big Sam rocking the house!
Ya' got me dancing ...
Fionuala, Woody, Deirdre
Fionuala McGlinchey Monsted, Woody Norwood  & Deirdre McGlinchey ...
Mark & Monica, Diane & Chris
The Surprenants ... Mark, Monica, Diana & Chris
Marian Gibbs, Chris Ralston, Kelsey
Marian Gibbs, Chris Ralston & Kelsey Duncan ...
David & Mary Halpern, Jerry & Jan
Smile for the Camera! David & Mary Halpern, Jerry Montalbano & Jan Hayden

Kenneth & Renni, Mindy, Mark V., Jonathan & Holly F.
Having a Ball ...Kenneth & Renni Polite, Mindy Brickman Patron, Mark Vicknair, Holly & Jonathan Friedman
Carole Norm & Dominique
Oh, what a night! Carole Cukell Neff, Norm Rubenstein, Dominique Bright-Wheeler
Mark &Julie, Rachel, Judge Bernadette and Dr. Terry D'Souza
Wonderful night!   Mark Wessman, Julie Jackson, Rachel Piercey and Judge Bernadette & Dr. Terry D'Souza 
Thanks to our photographers ...
Patron Party: Mary Margaret Gorman of McGlinchey & Stafford
Ball: Marianne Hawkins Sabrier of Photography by Marianne Hawkins Sabrier
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.