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Northshore Pro Bono Project

Remember -- you can celebrate pro bono all year long.

Join our Northshore Pro Bono Project.

Our attorneys and volunteers were honored at the Louisiana Supreme Court's annual Pro Bono and Children's Law Awards. Find this and other news here, or scroll down this page. 

The Northshore Pro Bono Project provides legal services to clients in need who without your assistance would not have access to justice. We ask that every Northshore lawyer take one small pro bono case annually. As a volunteer, you are covered by our professional practice insurance while handling the pro bono case.

How to Help?

Volunteer online here.

Look here for a form you can download and return by mail/e-mail/fax.

Look here for information about CLE credit for pro bono work.

Why Join?

• Help people in need
• Gain future clients
• Networking opportunity
• Try something new
• Stay involved
• Recognition
• Fulfill pro bono obligation
• Access to sample forms
• Meeting space available
• Mediator experience
• Curator experience
• Earn CLE credit
• Teaching opportunity

Look here for a sample firm pro bono policy.

Report your hours to the Louisiana State Bar Association here.

Find out about member benefits and perks here.

View our how-to presentations here.

Areas where help is needed:

• Uncontested Divorce
• Uncontested Custody
• Adoptions
• Contested Domestic Debt/Buyer
• Wills/Living Wills/Power of Attorney
• Successions
• Interdiction
• Tutorship
• Employment Law • Income Tax
• Housing/Code Enforcement
• Housing/Real Estate Title Work
• Housing/Evictions
• Consumer Law
• Contractor Fraud
• Bankruptcy
• Expungement

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services' Northshore Pro Bono Project is a cooperative effort among Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, the 22nd Judicial District Court Bar Association, assisted by the Greater Slidell Bar Association and the Washington Parish Bar Association.

For more information, contact:

Cynthia M. Bordonaro, Esq.,
Pro Bono Coordinator
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
423 N. Florida Street
P.O. Drawer 2330
Covington, Louisiana 70434
Tel.: (985) 893-0076, ext. 519; Fax: (985) 893-6774

Check out the 2017 pro bono award winners here.

SLLS' Brian Lenard honored for lifelong achievements at Louisiana Supreme Court, SLLS childrens' lawyer Darlene Bewley and SLLS volunteers also honored.

Recently retired Executive Director Brian D. Lenard was conferred the Leah Hipple McKay Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteerism at last night's Pro Bono and Children's Law Aawrds at the Supreme Court of Louisiana. The award recognizes Brian's career of volunteer service with organizations other than SLLS, where his career spanned more than three decades. Recently retired SLLS Child in Need of Care Unit Manager Darlene T  Bewley was honored with the Children's Law Award, and SLLS Northshore Pro Bono Project volunteer Robert T. Binney was recognized for his public service. Go to our News page to learn more about us.

From left: SLLS 'Executive Director Laura Tuggle, with honorees Darlene T. Bewley, Robert Binney, and Leah Hipple McKay Award recipient and former SLLS Executive Director Brian D. Lenard, and SLLS' CINC Unit Manager Ayanna Butler, Deputy Director Roxanne Newman and Website Coordinator Lisa Stansky.

Below: SLLS Deputy Director Roxanne Newman congratulates volunteer attorney Robert T. Binney.


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