NeunerPate Receives LSBA Pro Bono Publico Award
On May 23, 2017, the Louisiana State Bar Association held its annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans. NeunerPate was the recipient of the 2017 Pro Bono Publico Award. This award is given to a law firm that has provided exceptional pro bono legal services to the citizens of Louisiana.
In the past year, NeunerPate has volunteered several hundred hours by representing indigent clients through the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers program in family law matters and Title 46 protective order cases. Additionally, the firm has also assisted homeless individuals in obtaining birth certificates and provided legal advice at the Lafayette Bar Association’s Counsel on Call—a program created by a NeunerPate attorney.
Ben Mayeaux, Jason Reed, and Quincy Mouton accepted the award on behalf of NeunerPate. Mouton explained, “Pro bono work is a large part of the culture at NeunerPate. Our firm encourages all attorneys to be actively involved in community organizations that provide free legal services to those in need.”
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, NeunerPate was founded on the principle of service to clients, the profession, and the community. NeunerPate’s attorneys are dedicated to improving the community in which they live, and they give pro bono matters equal weight and attention as the firm’s largest clients.
This dedication to community service further extends to involvement in various non-profit boards and committees, ranging from their local Lafayette Project Front Yard to the state’s Access to Justice Commission. NeunerPate believes a well-represented and well-served community creates a stronger community for all.