“Ride the Wave to Rebirth” was the theme for the Pro Bono Project’s 18th annual “Justice for All Ball,” held Nov. 10 at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park.
More than 650 people attended the event, representing legal, business and civic entities. Preceding the gala was a patron party in the New Orleans Botanical Garden Conservatory, adjacent to the Pavilion. Guests dined on appetizers from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, while sipping champagne and listening to the violin music by Harry Hardin. For the gala, City Park Catering assisted in coordinating the more than 20 restaurants that contributed food. Musical performances by Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers kept partygoers entertained, as did the Rites of Spring. During the party, Garland Robinette served as the auctioneer and even donated one of his own pieces, “Katrina.”
The Pro Bono Project is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteer lawyers who represent indigent clients in civil matters in five parishes.
Event chair Mark Suprenant, Pro Bono Project executive director Rachel Piercey, Margo Dubos and Clancy Dubos
Kay Donnelly, Judge Jay Zainey and Joy Zainey
Steve Murray, Bill Lurye, Celeste Gauthier and Elwood Cahill
Bruce Shreves, Glenda Barkate, James Barkate and Cindy Petry