The Pro Bono Project’s 25th annual ‘Justice For All Ball’

Chair Sherry Dolan, honorary chair Walter Blessey Jr. and Monica and Mark Surprenant

Photographed by Melissa Calico

The Pro Bono Project held its 25th annual “Justice For All Ball” at the Audubon Tea Room on Friday, September 20. Funds raised at this ball gave the Pro Bono Project the support it needs to continue providing volunteer attorneys and law-related services to improve the lives of clients and the greater New Orleans metropolitan community.

The theme this year was “Rocking on the River,” an idea made easier through the help of honorary chair Walter E. Blessey Jr. and his company, Blessey Marine Services, Inc., the presenting sponsor for this primary event in the legal community.

Patrons were also able to support the worthy cause of the Pro Bono Project by participating in a raffle, along with live and silent auctions. Some prizes being offered to the guests include gift certificates to popular local businesses and restaurants, such as Adler’s, Tujague’s, the New Orleans Saints and the Marriott, with the live auction featuring one-of-a-kind creations produced by artist Stirling Barrett. Attendees were not left unentertained however, thanks to chairs Sherry Dolan and Baker Donelson, who provided for their guests cuisine from more than 20 local restaurants and bars, a specialty cocktail just for the ball and live music by George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, and the Dave Hansen Garden District Trio. The “Justice For All Ball” was not only an exciting night for those in attendance but also a great way to raise money for The Pro Bono Project


Event at a Glance

What: 25th annual “Justice For All Ball,” benefiting The Pro Bono Project
When: Friday, September 20
Where: Audubon Tea Room

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