The New Orleans Bar is sponsoring a free CLE program this Friday for any civil practitioner who agrees to take at least one pro bono criminal appointment. The Orleans Indigent Defender office has been seriously understaffed for years, but the situation has become an epic crisis in the wake of Katrina.
The CLE program this Friday is targeted at civil practitioners who want to volunteer, but feel they need a cram course in criminal law and procedure before doing so. If you volunteer to take one case, the CLE program is entirely free. This is a win-win-win situation, so please consider taking advantage of it. Seminar details are here.