As part of its commitment to pro bono service, Stone Pigman attorneys regularly provide free legal representation to qualifying individuals and nonprofit organizations. We encourage our attorneys to offer volunteer legal services in partnership with legal advocacy and nonprofit organizations, including the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, Louisiana Appleseed, the ELLA (Entertainment Law Legal Assistance) Project, the HELP (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) Program and others. Our attorneys are frequently singled out for awards based on our pro bono efforts.
Our attorneys have provided pro bono work to indigent and other qualifying individuals in the following areas:
- Estate planning and successions
- Family law
- Representation of abused and neglected children in child in need of care proceedings
- Criminal defense matters and post-conviction relief proceedings
- Trademark, copyright and other intellectual property matters
Our attorneys have taken on significant pro bono matters, including the representation of a capital inmate in post-conviction relief proceedings that resulted in the removal of the client from death row. A Stone Pigman member also represented the first defendant to face a criminal jury trial in Orleans Parish after Hurricane Katrina and obtained an acquittal on all counts.
The firm also handles significant work for community agencies and nonprofit groups. We regularly serve as counsel to non-profit organizations, including the Louisiana Public Defender Board and the Louisiana SPCA, among others.
In addition to our pro bono work, Stone Pigman offers support to charitable and civic organizations in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas. Please click here to learn more about Stone Pigman's commitment to the communities where we practice.