Attorneys Provide Pro Bono Legal Services at Harry Tompson Rebuild CenterPosted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases
Six Chaffe McCall Attorneys Provide January Pro Bono Legal Services at New Orleans’ Harry Tompson Rebuild Center
In a profession defined by billable hours, the Chaffe McCall law firm also prioritizes philanthropy, kicking off 2017 by providing pro bono services at the Harry Tompson Rebuild Center as part of the Homeless Experience Legal Protection program (“H.E.L.P.”).
On rotating Mondays during the month of January, dedicated partners and associates welcomed pro bono clients at the Harry Tompson Rebuild Center and advised men and women on a range of matters. Chaffe McCall attorneys have participated in the H.E.L.P. program for over eight years, by providing pro bono legal consultation and notary services. Attorneys Terry Alarcon, V.M. Wheeler, Loretta Hoskins, Nikki Katz, Laura Knoll, and Bryanna Frazier were among those participating this year.
“Chaffe McCall’s dedication to giving back and helping others in need is admirable” said Loretta Hoskins, who spearheads the firm’s involvement in the H.E.L.P. program. She described the program as “filling a need for indigent persons who may have nowhere else to look for assistance. I am fortunate to be able to volunteer my legal skills to help others.”
Started by United States District Judge Jay Zainey in 2004, the H.E.L.P. program maintains regularly scheduled clinics offering homeless individuals free legal assistance provided by volunteer attorneys from law firms in the New Orleans area. Chaffe McCall attorneys find the H.E.L.P. program a rewarding opportunity to provide a legal triage, where individuals receive assistance and direction for their legal problems. The H.E.L.P. program is just one aspect of Chaffe McCall’s commitment to provide pro bono services in our community.
About Chaffe McCall Pro Bono
Chaffe McCall is deeply committed to providing legal services to the less fortunate. The firm’s managing partner, E. Howell Crosby, said, “A basic tenet of Chaffe McCall’s pro bono practice is that projects should be initiated by interested and committed associates and partners, not from any directive from management. We believe that community involvement adds an important dimension to the growth and development of our attorneys.” This approach fosters a pro bono program that provides a great deal of professional and personal satisfaction for Chaffe McCall attorneys and has resulted in numerous accolades for the firm.