President Leefe Designates October as Louisiana’s Month of Legal Service

LSBA President Richard K. Leefe has designated October as Louisiana’s “Month of Legal Service” for LSBA members. The Month of Service coincides with, and will culminate in, the National Pro Bono Celebration from Oct. 20-26 (a coordinated effort, sponsored by the American Bar Association, to showcase the impact that pro bono lawyers make to the nation).

The goal of the Month of Legal Service is for attorneys to make a difference in their communities by providing legal assistance to those in need. Local bars and legal organizations are encouraged to give their time and experience by providing legal advice or help to unrepresented individuals at local courts.

Specifically, the LSBA is asking courts and attorneys to set up and volunteer to work at Ask-a-Lawyer desks at the various district courts, in the nature of the help desks the LSBA supports in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Shreveport. The LSBA is ready to help with forms and material for use in these projects.

For more information on the Month of Service and for help desk resources, go to:, or contact SRL Counsel Michael W. Schachtman at

For updates on Pro Bono Week activities, go to:, or email LSBA Access to Justice Administrative Assistant Katie Mozier at Or, contact your local pro bono organizations to learn how you can “join the celebration.”

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