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We hope you will join us at Loyola's College of Law as we celebrate Southeast Louisiana Legal Services' (SLLS) 50th Anniversary. We are marking this milestone with a free Professionalism CLE at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 7 p.m. Email email@example.com to reserve your spot today.
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On May 11, 2018, we were excited to welcome our supporters and partners to see the new office space for our New Orleans location at 1340 Poydras St. We celebrated SLLS's accomplishments over the last 50 years and shared our stories of how SLLS improves the lives of vulnerable people. During the event, we also honored Mark Moreau, who led SLLS as one of our Executive Directors for many years, inspiring generations of public interest attorneys. His family joined us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony where we named our new conference room in his honor. To see more pictures from the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Southeast-Louisiana-Legal-Services-SLLS-637874626286257/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1991138757626497
On March 14, 2018, Southern University Law Center (SULC) hosted a CLE to commemorate SLLS’s 50th Anniversary. The panel featured distinguished speakers discussing how civil legal aid, pro bono attorneys, and law students help close the justice gap for vulnerable people. Speakers included: Vivian Guillory, SLLS Board Chair; The Honorable Lisa Woodrow-White, Family Court of East Baton Rouge and SLLS 50th Anniversary Advisory Committee member; Charles Cain, former Capital Area Legal Services attorney; and two SULC Access to Justice interns.
On February 19, 2017, Tulane University Law School hosted a CLE to discuss SLLS 50th Anniversary Kick Off Celebration how civil legal aid, pro bono attorneys, and law students help close the justice gap for vulnerable people. Speakers included: Chris Ralston, Partner at Phelps Dunbar and SLLS Board Member; Judy Perry Martinez, Of Counsel at Simon, Peragine, and SLLS Distinguished Fellow; The Honorable Judge Bernadette D'Souza; and Ana Lopez, Lutz Fellow 2016-2017, and current SLLS Domestic Violence Attorney. We also honored Mr. Laurent Lutz for his strong commitment to civil justice. Mr. Lutz, a 1986 Tulane Law School graduate, funds fellowship positions for Tulane graduates at SLLS. These Lutz Fellows protect the rights of vulnerable clients in domestic violence and child protection cases.
November 9, 2017 We kicked off the beginning of our organization’s 50th anniversary year with the “The Future of Civil Legal Aid” CLE and the “Justice is Golden” reception at the Louisiana Supreme Court. Special thanks to Chief Justice Johnson and the CLE panelists, Vivian Guillory, Dona K. Renegar, Jim Sandman, and Hilarie Bass. This event was our kick-off for a year-long commemoration of SLLS’s 50th anniversary, celebrating what we’ve done, where we are now, and planning for the future as we continue to fight for fairness for vulnerable people for another 50 years. Thank you to all of the members of the 50th Anniversary Year Committee members and all of our event sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible. To see pictures from the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Southeast-Louisiana-Legal-Services-SLLS-637874626286257/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1715487515191624 To see banners from the “Justice is Golden” exhibit, visit: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/59535137/slls-50th-anniversary-justice-is-golden-exhibit-program-book
July 18, 2018 Over 100 attorneys, law students, judges, and social justice advocates joined us for a fun night of trivia and prizes to raise funds for civil legal aid. For more information about the event and to see pictures from the night, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/602688060113526/
Thanks to our event sponsors!Partners for Justice: Jones Walker, Tulane University Defenders of Justice: Blake Jones, Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer LLC, Irwin Fritchie, Pandit Law, Phelps Dunbar, USI Allies of Justice: Stephen and Tamarin Armbruster, Degan, Blanchard, and Nash, Gilsbar, Goldstein & Bendana, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn Friends of Justice: Duplantier, Hrapmann, Hogan & Maher, RAM Computer Services