The Pro Bono Project held its 24th annual “Justice for All Ball” (JFAB) on Friday, September 28, at the Audubon Tea Room. The premier event in the legal community drew 600 judges, lawyers and private citizens and raised more than $180,000. All proceeds benefit the Pro Bono Project’s continuing mission to provide legal services free of charge to those who cannot afford it.

Opening act Ovi’G & the Froggies (Los Ranas) kicked off the event, and headliner Big Sam’s Funky Nation kept the party rocking until midnight. There was food for every palate, as Audubon Tea Room and more than 30 other area restaurants provided appetizers, drinks and dinner.

Many patrons went home with swag, as the silent auction boasted nearly 30 items and more than 50 raffle prize packages. Lucky guest Julie Tizzard was the highest bidder on the original oil painting of the 2012 JFAB’s invitation art, local artist Robert Guthrie’s rendering of Lady Justice.

As the JFAB Committee Chair, Mindy Brickman Patron spearheaded what is the Pro Bono Project’s largest fundraiser of the year. Honorary co-chairs Fionuala McGlinchey-Monsted and Deirdre McGlinchey are daughters of the late Dermot S. McGlinchey, co-founder of the Pro Bono Project.

Event at a Glance
What:   24th annual “Justice for All Ball,” benefiting the Pro Bono Project
When: Friday, September 28
Where:  Audubon Tea Room