Lady Justice Strutting Funky to Celebrate The Pro Bono Project’s 25th Anniversary at the 2011 Justice For All Ball on November 4th

(New Orleans, LA) – Lady Justice, along with New Orleans’ own Jon Cleary’s Philthy Phew are strutting funky to celebrate The Pro Bono Project’s 25th Anniversary in style at the organization’s 23rd Annual 2011 Justice For All Ball (JFAB).

Honorary Co-Chairs Larry and Marian Gibbs will preside over the black-tie (optional), fundraising event on Friday, November 4, 2011, beginning at 8:00 pm. This year’s JFAB will be held at the Audubon Tea Room, adjacent to the Audubon Zoological Garden on Magazine Street; a private patron party will be held preceding the Ball. Tickets are $150 in advance, $175 at the door, young attorneys, $100 advance/$125 at the door and students $75 advance/$100 ; raffle tickets are $5 each. Ticket packages and corporate sponsorships are also available. All proceeds from corporates sponsorships, ticket sales, the raffle, the live and silent auction will benefit The Pro Bono Project. To purchase advance tickets online: or call the JFAB Hotline at:504.581.3480.

The Justice For All Ball serves as one avenue through which The Project raises funds to enable people to rebuild their lives and this community. So often, many of The Project’s clients don’t have the resources, or even understand that the problem they have requires a legal solution. That’s where The Project makes a difference by matching private bar attorneys pro bono with clients in need. Without The Project, so many of the legal issues that continue to impede the return of citizens and the rebuilding of the metro area will continue to be unresolved.

This year’s JFAB will feature Jon Cleary’s Philthy Phew entertaining patrons with a combination of New Orleans funk, classic R&B and tropical rhythms to keep then hopping all night long ( Food and beverages will be provided by more than 20 area restaurants, as well
as the Audubon Tea Room. Raffle items from the area’s retail and service businesses, along with a special art and travel silent and live auction will provide patrons with other ways to financially support The Project. Artist Garland Robinette is creating this year’s invitation art. His original artwork will be the centerpiece of the live auction ( Attorney and Gambit publisher,
Clancy Dubos will be wielding the auctioneer’s gavel this year for the live auction. “As Honorary Chairs, Larry And Marian Gibbs will lead the way for Lady Justice to engage not only the legal community, but also the many businesses and individuals who can get involved to support what The Project does. We are so honored to have Larry and Marian join us as Honorary Co-Chairs this year. They bring a wealth of experience to The Project in this role,” says Chris Ralston, 2011 JFAB Committee Chair for The Project.

For more information on the Justice For All Ball or The Project, contact Executive Director Rachel Piercey, or at 504.581.4043.

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