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Civil Pro Bono Program – Made Permanent

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pilot Began July 1, 2014 – Permanent Status Approved October 5, 2016

If you are interested in volunteering for the Civil Pro Bono Counsel Panel, please contact Emmy Schroeter by e-mail or at 504-589-7585.

The Eastern District of Louisiana created a Civil Pro Bono Program on July 1, 2014. Given its success, the program has been made permanent as of October 5, 2016.  When the Court has an eligible case requiring civil pro bono counsel, a member of an established Civil Pro Bono Counsel Panel will be appointed to the case. The goal is to furnish pro bono service to eligible litigants who request counsel but lack the financial resources to hire a lawyer. 

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