Each year, the Louisiana State Bar Association holds the Pro Bono Publico & Children’s Law Awards to celebrate those attorneys and other public interest professionals who have gone beyond their professional duties to provide or support pro bono services. Their work, ever more critical during the instability of pandemic, helps ensure that those without the means to hire an attorney can nevertheless access justice through our legal system.

The LSBA is pleased to announce that the following individuals will be honored with the listed awards:

Children’s Law Awards
Victor M. Jones – New Orleans
Loyola Law Clinic – New Orleans

Law Student Award
Max John - Loyola University College of Law
Theophile N. Kadia - Southern University Law Center
Madeline N. Meyer - LSU Paul M. Hebert law Center
Raquel Deanna White - Tulane University Law School

Friend of Pro Bono

Richard Gary Higgins, Jr. - Covington
Lafayette Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section - Lafayette
Dorothy C. Oliver - Harrisonburg
Lawrence W. Pettiette, Jr. - Shreveport
Krishanda Harrison Sanders - Lake Providence
Maggie T. Tumminello Simar - Lafayette
Amanda Tumminello Taylor - Ferriday
Tulane Medicolegal Partnership - New Orleans
David E. Verlander, III - Monroe
Jones Walker - New Orleans

Pro Bono Publico
Cornelius Troy Hall – Baton Rouge
J. Edward McAuliffe, III – New Orleans
Cynthia Mauroner Petry – Covington
Stacey Williams – Shreveport

LA.FreeLegalAnswers Award
Kathleen M. Legendre – Mandeville

Career Public Interest Award
Douglas F. Carey – New Orleans
David A. Hamilton
Lifetime Achievement Award

Katie Lasky - New Orleans