The Pro Bono Project

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 Pro Bono 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 social service providers to improve the quality of life of our clients and our community.

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Category:Human Services
The Pro Bono Project provides free legal services in civil cases with merit (excluding emergencies and fee-generating cases) to the those who can not afford a lawyer in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area, primarily through volunteer private bar attorneys. We establish income eligibility by using the federal poverty level guidelines. In addition to individual representation, The Pro Bono Project conducts legal clinics at various service providers in Orleans Parish and senior centers in Jefferson and St. Bernard Parishes, a clinic in Kenner targeted at the Hispanic community, a weekly succession clinic, and clinics for family law, homeless issues, and consumer debt problems. Attorneys are also available to make presentations to interested groups and social service agencies. Please see our Clinics webpage for a complete schedule:
The Pro Bono Project's volunteer attorney helped a young father establish paternity and win visitation rights. When asked about how he feels about The Project and his new relationship with his son, Terrence replied, "It's amazing. I keep talking about [my experience] with everyone I know."