2017 Pro Bono Publico and Children's Law Awards

The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), in conjunction with the Louisiana Supreme Court, will recognize the pro bono accomplishments of public interest legal professionals and law students during the Pro Bono Publico and Children’s Law Awards Ceremony May 23, 2017 at the Louisiana Supreme Court Building in New Orleans.  To see a list of photos from the event visit our facebook page and click on photos.

2017 Law Student Pro Bono Award

Kristen Richardson * Louisiana State University
Kyle Anderson * Loyola University
Yvonne Henshaw * Southern University
Kayla Patterson * Tulane University

2017 Friend of Pro Bono Award
24th Judicial District Court * Gretna
Family Justice Center of Acadiana * Lafayette
St. Charles Parish Bar Association * Luling
John Nickelson * Shreveport

2017 Pro Bono Publico Award
Curry & Friend * New Orleans
NeunerPate * Lafayette
William Cherbonnier, Jr. * Gretna
Taylor Eley * Covington
Phil Franco * New Orleans
Thomas Gibbs * Baton Rouge
Holly Gottschalk * New Orleans
Edward Roberts III * Alexandria
Thomas Womack * Baton Rouge

2017 Career Public Interest Award
Franchesca Hamilton-Acker * Lafayette
Zakiya Lagrange * New Orleans

2017 David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award
Judy Martinez * New Orleans

2017 LSBA President's Access to Justice Award
Sarah Campbell * Baton Rouge

2017 Children’s Law Award
Tenee Felix * New Orleans

Additionally, the ATJ Committee solicited the names of pro bono volunteers who have contributed 100 or more hours of pro bono legal services during the 2016 calendar year for distribution of certificates acknowledging this accomplishment. Those individuals are listed below.

2017 Century Club Award
Booker Carmichael * Baton Rouge
Christopher Coty * New Orleans
Jonah Freedman * New Orleans
Rena Hester * Baton Rouge
Cynthia Reed * Baton Rouge
Nisha Sandhu * New Orleans
Rachel Silvers * New Orleans
Charlene Smith * Metairie
Hugh Straub * New Orleans
Tyler Trew * New Orleans

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