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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, the largest legal aid organization in Louisiana, is hosting a trivia night fundraiser at The Rusty Nail. This event will feature free food from Liberty Cheesesteaks and Soul Food Kitchen, door prizes and more!
Our quizmaster will be none other than prominent New Orleans maritime attorney and incoming New Orleans Bar Association president Walt Leger, Jr..
This will be a great networking event for summer associates, students and practitioners, and everyone will be helping a great cause.
Admission will only be $15. There will be a $5 discount for current or incoming law students.
Doors (and Happy Hour) at 6. Trivia at 7.
When & Where
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Who We Are:
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (“SLLS”) provides free legal services to low-income clients across twenty-two parishes in Southeast Louisiana. We are the largest non-profit law firm in Louisiana. We have six offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, and New Orleans. Our mission is to achieve justice through free civil legal aid to low-income people by direct case work, advocacy, and community education.
What We Do:
SLLS works daily to protect domestic violence victims from abuse, represents abused and neglected children in the foster care system, preserves housing for hard-working families, helps end homelessness for people with disabilities and veterans, protects elderly consumers, removes barriers to medical care, improves health outcomes, improves access to employment and education for vulnerable people, and so much more.
The measureable economic impact achieved for our clients in 2014 was over $16 million in income, benefits or assets secured or protected. For every $1 invested in civil legal aid, there is almost $3 in economic benefits achieved. Our impact on lives saved through our domestic violence work, families stabilized, and abused children safeguarded through our Child in Need of Care Program is critically important, but difficult to measure. Volunteer attorneys provided about 4,535 hours of free civil help in 2014 with an in kind vale of $1,000,640. Law students donated over 10,000 hours of help in 2014 valued at $120,000. Our public information website,www.LouisianaLawhelp.org had over 123,000 unique page views last year. With the generous support of our funders, including the Legal Services Corporation, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, the United Way, and many others, SLLS handled about 10,000 cases last year. We impacted another 2,500 people through community legal education.