Helping A Young Man Pursue The College of His Dreams
Cameron was a high school senior who dreamed of enrolling in LSU and becoming the first college graduate in his family. While his parents lived in Mississippi, Cameron lived with his 23-year-old step-brother in a small apartment in Covington, LA. His parents believed that it was for the best because they could not longer take care of him themselves.
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Addressing The Legal Needs Of Our Community
Throughout the month, SLLS held a variety of legal clinics to help low-income and at-risk people obtain the legal help they need to improve their lives.
Jefferson Parish Expungement Clinics
Thanks to the generous contributions from the American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation and the Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana, and in partnership with the Jefferson Parish Bar Association, volunteer attorneys, and 24th JDC Judges (the Hon. Leo Faulkner, the Hon. Adrian Adams, and the Hon. June Darensburg), our team hosted the Jefferson Parish Clean Slate clinic. The clinic was held at the Johnny Jacobs Playground in Marrero.
(Volunteer attorney orientation) (Volunteer attorneys assisting a client)
Veterans Affairs (VA) Advance Directive Clinic
Thanks to the support of Capital One, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and volunteer attorneys, we helped vulnerable veterans obtain living wills, with the completed documents becoming part of their medical records. The clinic was held at the VA Hospital in New Orleans.
(Rebecca Schiller, volunteer attorney, with a veteran) (Left to right: Kurt Duncan, Special Assets and Litigation Director at Capital One, Juliana Stricklen, SLLS Volunteer Coordinator and Serve Louisiana Member, and Rebecca Schiller, Volunteer Attorney, with a veteran)
Legal Clinic For Seniors
We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the New Orleans Council on Aging, the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society, and our Distinguished Fellow, Terrell Broussard, the Louisiana Access to Justice Commissioner. Legal clinics will be held monthly at the Arthur Monday Senior Center in Algiers and at the Carrollton/Hollygrove Senior Center.
(Left to right: Cory Vidal, President of the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society and Hancock Whitney Bank, with a grateful client)
Standing Up For Equal Justice With The SLLS Northshore Pro Bono Project
Thank you to all of the generous supporters, pro bono attorneys, and treasured guests for taking the time out of your day to help us celebrate the magnificent achievements from our pro bono team in Covington. We would also like to thank all of our CLE and luncheon presenters, including Mayor Mike Cooper of Covington, Louisiana State Senator Beth Mizel, and several judges from the 22nd JDC for their continued commitment in preserving civil legal aid for indigent communities throughout our service area. Please take a moment to view some of these below. If you’d like to see the rest of the photos taken at the event, check out our Facebook page.
(Left to right: Mike Cooper, Mayor of Covington, and Mark Surprenant, (Left to right: 22nd JDC Judge Mary Devereux, Div. K, Ana Lopez, SLLS SLLS Board President) Staff Attorney and Paula Charles, SLLS Managing Attorney)
(Left to Right: Elizabeth Sconzert, SLLS 50 More Campaign Committee (Left to Right, Back Row- Brandt Lorio, SLLS Board Member, Mark Member, 22nd JDC Judge William Knight, Div. J, 22nd JDC Judge Surprenant, SLLS Board President, Beth Mizell, Louisiana State Senator, Raymond Childress,Div. A, Cynthia Bordonaro, SLLS Northshore Pro District 12, Mike Cooper, Mayor of Covington, Kathryn Mitchell, SLLS Coordinator, Kathryn Mitchell, SLLS volunteer, and 22nd JDC Volunteer, and Patricia Bonneau, Northshore Community Partnership District Attorney, Warren Montgomery) Panel; Front Row- 22nd JDC Judge Dawn Amacker, Div. L, Paula Charles, SLLS Managing Attorney, Laura Tuggle, SLLS Executive Director, Judge Allison Penzato, Louisiana Court of Appeals, District 3, Div. C, Roxanne Newman, SLLS Deputy Director, and Elena Perez, SLLS Managing Attorney of Pro Bono Program.
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