Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thanks from LJI

We got this great thank-you from the Louisiana Justice Institute-- we're glad we were able to help out!

Dear Dean Treanor:

In early January, the Louisiana Justice Institute had the pleasure of hosting law student volunteers from Fordham Law School. I am writing now to commend your students for their excellent work. It was also a pleasure for us to have the students with us for the week; they brought great energy and life to our office.

As a small non-profit legal advocacy organization based in New Orleans, we rely heavily on volunteers for much of our research and writing, as well as our large-scale information gathering and outreach projects. The volunteers from Fordham were key in helping us with a number of projects, including our FEMA Trailer Survey and Outreach project, in which volunteers surveyed and provided critical information to FEMA trailer residents facing imminent eviction from their trailers.

I hope you continue to lend support and encourage your law students to come to the Gulf Coast during breaks and over their summer vacations. We continue to struggle to rebuild and renew New Orleans and we will continue to welcome volunteers with open arms.

Thank you,

Lauren Bartlett
Staff Attorney*
Louisiana Justice Institute

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Working in New Orleans this week!

Hey all-- just a quick shout-out from the 32 strong Fordham SHN contingency working in New Orleans during a cold New Years week. This year we're working at the Pro Bono Project, the Orleans Public Defenders Office, and with the Louisiana Institute for Justice. More to report as the week and new year progress!