Louisiana attorneys praised for providing pro bono services to residents during pandemic, after hurricanes

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NEW ORLEANS (BRPROUD) — Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer is praising attorneys for their pro bono work during the pandemic and after recent hurricanes.

“I want to commend our Louisiana attorneys who donate to those who are less fortunate; the amount of time they put into meeting this need is remarkable. In 2020, attorneys across our state reported that over 47,700 hours of their time was donated to providing pro bono legal services to those in need,” said Weimer.

Attorneys looking to provide pro bono services can use the Louisiana State Bar Association to find opportunities.

“The legal system exists to resolve disputes within society, as an alternative to the way our ancestors long ago might have resolved their grievances through retribution. The attorneys of our state who perform pro bono service truly render a service to all of society, by championing the rule of law and by providing access to justice. I applaud them for their efforts and thank them profusely for volunteering to serve those who cannot afford an attorney but cannot afford to be without an attorney,” said Weimer.

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