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Issue: Vol 5 # 2     
February, 2013     
In This Issue
Drew Brees ...
A Good Read ...
Open the Door ...
Rockin' & Rollin' ...
Search, Shop, Dine for The Project ...
Drew Brees ... A Dream for The Project!

Drew Brees

As you may remember we asked you to vote
 for The Project
in conjunction with the  Drew Brees' 
Dream Challenge 
way back in January.  We're happy to report that we are the recipient of a small grant as a result of your efforts.

The Project's staff paralegal Zakiya LaGrange was on hand at the celebration in the Dome to pick up our check. 
Zakiya & Friend
Becky Rolland of Jones Walker, and current President of NOPA, with The Project's Zakiya LaGrange at the Dome.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for us as a part of this. 

You can do it again by voting for us in the Gulf Coast Bank Community Rewards event - voting ends next week and you can vote once each day!

Thanks for your support. 
A Good Read: Pro Bono Matters For Many Reasons ...
   Rule 6.1 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which was adopted or replicated by state bar ethics rules, urges lawyers to perform pro bono service. It begins, "Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay." 
   But, there are many reasons beyond an ethics rule for lawyers to perform pro bono services, writes Nelson P. Miller in his book, Building Your Practice with Pro Bono for Lawyers.
   Read the full article in The March 2013 issue of YOUR ABA and learn why pro bono not only matters to the clients you serve, but why it plays an important role for you.
Open the Door to Justice - 
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


     Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, YLS Bowling, the Grammys, the Oscars - it's been a busy month for everyone! How did you do at picking winners? 


     It's time now to spring into March - here are a few items for your calendar ...

  • Child In Need of Care (CINC) - The Project is sponsoring a CLE for interested lawyers on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, at Baker Donelson, 201 St. Charles, Suite 3600, Poydras Room, 6.0 CLE credits. Download the agenda & registration form. Email registration to Linton Carney or fax to his attention at 504.566.0518.
  • Veterans Legal Clinic - The Project is partnering with the Federal Bar Association and the VFW to sponsor a 4-hour clinic for veterans on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at VFW Post 8973, 531 Lyons Street, corner Annunciation. 
    • This is a pilot program to gauge interest within the volunteer and veterans communities. We are in need of 20 volunteers - 10 each for two shifts, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Download the flyer for complete details. Respond to Linton Carney.

     Please mark your calendars for these dates and for the 2013 Justice for All Ball scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Audubon Tea Room from 8:00 pm to 12 Midnight. This is our 25th Annual Ball and JFAB Chair Sherry Dolan of Baker Donelson has her committee already hard at work to make this a spectacular event. We'll continue to update you in the coming months.


     If you haven't already, please show your support and vote for The Project at Gulf Coast Bank's Community Rewards, which is giving away $50,000 to area non-profits. Voting ends the week of March 4, 2013Gulf Coast Bank.


     Oh, and don't forget, time to 'spring forward' one hour on Sunday, March 10th! 


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 

Rockin' & Rollin' for The Project 

     It was a sold out house for the 3rd Annual NOBA YLS Pro-Bowl-O Tournament at local haunt, Rock 'n Bowl on Sunday, February 24, 2013. YLS event organizers were pleasantly surprised when the event sold out on Wednesday afternoon, ensuring a full house on Sunday and raising a greater than expected amount to benefit The Project

     Our special thanks to Kristen Schorp of Graffagnini + Associates, Thomas Peyton of Krebs, Farley & Pelliteri, Monica Manzella of King Krebs and Elizabeth Sconzert of Blue Williams, who organized and managed the event for YLS.

Oscars 2
Did you win one of these Oscars? 
And the winners are ...
  • Highest Scoring Female: Renee Rowland, King Krebs (134)
  • Highest Scoring Male: Todd Lindgren, Liskow & Lewis (178)
  • Lowest Scoring Female: Kelli Juneau, Irwin Fritchie (24)
  • Lowest Scoring Male: Tad Bartlett, Jones Swanson (55)
  • 1st Place Team: Liskow & Lewis (707)
    • Todd Lindgren
    • Matt Simone
    • Rob Reimsnyder
    • James Dunne
    • Joe Giarrusso
    • Kenneth Polite
  • 2nd Place Team: Herman Herman & Katz (689)
    • Aaron Ahlquist
    • "Andy" Donald Mau
    • Bowman Fetzer
    • Fernando Rodriguez
    • Kristin Barone
    • Steve Lane
  • 3rd Place Team: King Krebs (666)
    • Dan Serio
    • Susan Dinneen
    • Chris Gaffney
    • Renee Rowland
    • Derek Larson
    • Christina Gonzales
  • Best Team Costume: Blue Williams ("Bowlable Hours")
Future Lawyers?
Future Blue Williams lawyers?
They're wearing Blue Williams winning team colors!
     We want to acknowledge the sponsoring firms for their continued support of this event and of The Project:
  • Adams and Reese LLP
  • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC
  • Blue Williams, L.L.P.
  • Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse, LLC
  • Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
  • Jones Swanson Huddle & Garrison
  • King Krebs & Jurgens, PLLC
  • Krebs, Farley & Pelleteri, PLLC
  • Liskow & Lewis
  • McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
     Finally, our thanks to all who volunteered to help at the event and all those who came to play, watch and enjoy a bit of friendly competition!

     A photo album of the event will be posted on our Facebook Page.
Shop 'til You Drop & Give to The Project!

Earn money for The Pro Bono Project every time you do the things you do everyday:
Give to The Project by searching, shopping and Dining: GoodSearch, GoodShop or GoodDining. 

Shop for The Project through LOUISIANA GIVES (Just Give)LA Gives logo

Whether you use GoodSearch or Louisiana Gives, participating merchants will donate a percentage of your purchase to The ProjectThanks for your support!  

Our Mission

The Pro Bono Project's mission is to provide free, quality civil legal services to the underserved by engaging volunteer lawyers 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.