The annual fundraiser supporting the Pro Bono Project's efforts to provide free legal services to area residents who cannot afford to hire attorneys will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, in the Audubon Tea Room. The event, called the Justice For All Ball, is now in its 25th year and features food, beverages, live music and auction items to benefit the Pro Bono Project.
The Pro Bono Project focuses on civil legal matters, not criminal representation, throughout the metro New Orleans area. The agency matches lawyers willing to donate their services to local clients in need of legal assistance.
This year WWL radio host Garland Robinette has created an original oil-on-canvas inspired by the Pro Bono Project's work titled Creole Kali and Lady Justice. Robinette described the inspiration for his painting by saying, "A court of law is supposed to be the place in our society where a fight can be conducted in a fair manner, but unfortunately, most people don't have the resources to even get themselves, or the ones they love, to that level playing field. This is why the work done by The Pro Bono Project is important to me."
The painting and other items will be auctioned by guest auctioneer Clancy DuBos, an attorney and political editor of Gambit. He and his wife Margo DuBos, publisher and CEO of Gambit, previously chaired the annual event.
For tickets and more information, call the Pro Bono Project at 581-3480 or visit www.probono-no.org/jfaball. — Allman