The firm proudly announces that Hayley Landry is the 2023 recipient of the Louisiana Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Divisions Pro Bono Award. This award is presented to young lawyers for their commitment and dedication to providing pro bono services in their community or within the state.
Hayley serves on the firm’s pro bono committee, is an advisory board member of the Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (“SLLS”), and serves as Public Service Co-Chair of the New Orleans Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section. Hayley serves as a frequent volunteer of the SLLS’ in forma pauperis clinic. The clinic helps litigants overcome the all too common barrier of initial costs that many unfortunately face. Hayley provided post-conviction representation to a criminal defendant for who incarceration would have been life-threatening. She secured an amendment of her client’s sentence to avoid jail. Additionally, Hayley organized the firm’s involvement in The Pro Bono Project’s CDC Helpdesk Adopt-A-Month Program for the third year in a row.
When she was asked about her passion for pro bono work, Hayley said, “As lawyers, we have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented and provide them access to the one branch of government devoted completely to fairness. Also, pro bono endeavors allow me to pay homage to those who helped me – and I’m thankful to be at a firm that supports and encourages pro bono efforts.”