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Volunteers Recognized for Service to The Pro Bono Project at Annual Event Krebs Farley & Pelleteri PLLC Recognized As “Law Firm of the Year”

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Volunteers Recognized for Service to The Pro Bono Project at Annual Event
Krebs Farley & Pelleteri PLLC Recognized As “Law Firm of the Year”

(New Orleans, LA) – The Pro Bono Project celebrated in high style last month at its annual Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Awards Ceremony, held at the law firm of Jones Walker and presided over by The Honorable Susie Morgan, Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana, United States District Court. Krebs Farley & Pelleteri PLLC took front and center as recipient of the 2012 Law Firm of the Year Award. The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr., Judge, 24th Municipal Court, Gretna was honored as the 2012 Distinguished Jurist of the Year.

For complete details on the top award winners, a complete listing of all honorees, group photo and links to additional photos, please visit: <> .

·       The Zeughauser Group, named as the 2012 Pro Bono Corporate Partner

·       Drake University Law School was named 2012 Law School of the Year

·       2012 Distinguished Donor is Mark Surprenant (Adams & Reese LLP)

·       Justin I. Woods (Gainsburgh Benjamin , et. al. LLC) as the 2012 riend      of Pro Bono

·       Mathilde Semmes (Loyola Law School), this year's Pro Bono Law Student of the Year

·       Dana Sansone, The Project’s 2012 Paralegal of the Year

·       The 2012 Pro Bono Leadership Award went to Joanna Broussard of Chicago & New Orleans-based The BizMark Group Inc

·       The 2012 Distinguished Service Awardees include: 

o  Jenny Abshier, Esq.

o  Mindy Brickman, Esq.

o   Holly Gottschalk, Esq.

o   Chance White, Esq.

The Project recognized Krebs Farley & Pelleteri PLLC (KFP) as the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. In the eleven years since its founding, the firm has demonstrated a consistent pro bono commitment. The firm’s dedication to abused and neglected children through providing representation in Child in Need of Care (CINC) proceedings helped develop a foundation for The Pro Bono Project’s Children’s Law Program in Orleans Parish. When The Project shifted the program to Jefferson Parish in 2010, and lost many of its former volunteers, KFP stepped forward, hosting the first training for CINC attorneys and providing more than half of the volunteers to ensure the continued success of the program. In this year alone, KFP lawyers have contributed several hundred hours, no small feat for a firm of only 24. In addition, a team of KFB lawyers provided a CLE on construction law this past October during National Pro Bono Week, instructing other volunteers in this difficult area that remains a priority need for The Project’s clients.

“Krebs Farley understands clearly what it takes and why it is necessary for The Project to open the doors to those in need of civil legal services within this community. Their commitment to The Project, to pro bono and to this community is best evidenced by the time and effort they continue to give to the abused and neglected children in Jefferson Parish to make certain these young members of our community have a voice in court,” explained The Project’s Executive Director Rachel Piercey.

Attorneys and other professionals were also honored for their volunteer services over 100 and 50 hours, as were 2012 Funders and 2012 Contributing Law Schools.  The 2012 Pro Bono Honor Roll acknowledged the more than 500 volunteer attorneys, paralegals, companies, professionals and other individuals who contributed legal or other pro bono services.  For a complete listing, please visit: <> . For more information on The Pro Bono Project, to volunteer or to donate to The Project, contact Rachel Piercey at 504.581.4043 or <> .


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