Geaux Casual for Pro Bono
Support LVL Pro Bono Programs by Geauxing CasualNational Pro Bono Week will take place October 22nd through 28th. We will be kicking off the celebration with Geaux Casual for Pro Bono. As one of many events to raise support and awareness for pro bono programs during that week, Geaux Casual will kickstart the week on Monday, October 23rd. All employees of firms and offices are encouraged to participate in the event. By paying $5.00, that employee will be allowed to wear jeans and "geaux casual." Those $5 will go on to fund pro bono programs put on by Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers of the Lafayette Bar Foundation.
Each firm or office participating will receive a packet. Included in the packet will be large and medium posters to hang around the office starting now. Also included will be stickers that say, "I've gone casual for pro bono!" so that anyone visiting your office will be aware of the cause you are supporting. Each packet will also contain a collection bag for all of the proceeds that LBA staff will collect on Geaux Casual for Pro Bono day. Each firm and office that participates will also receive recognition on the LBA social media platforms and on the website.
Programs organized by Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers include things like defense for victims of domestic violence, the H.E.L.P. Program, and Counsel on Call. By "geauxing casual", you are supporting these programs. With your help, we can remove legal barriers and improve outcomes for the most vulnerable in our community. To learn more about these pro bono programs, click here.
In just a matter of days, we have already signed up firms and offices who are ready to geaux casual! If your firm/office is ready to participate, call the LBA Marketing Coordinator by calling 337-237-4700 to receive your packet of posters, stickers, and more! You can also click here for more details.
We hope you will help us in our efforts to support LVL pro bono programs. And don't forget to post your images on Geaux Casual for Pro Bono Day using the hashtag #geauxprobono.
Need help getting your firm or staff on board? Here are some ideas to help encourage your staff to participate:
- An LBA staff member can be available upon request at your next staff meeting to discuss Geaux Casual for Pro Bono.
- "The Other Team" If at least 75% of office staff participates in Geaux Casual for Pro Bono, the partners of the firm must wear the colors of their alma mater's competitor.
- "Parking Spot Raffle" Each participant will be entered into a raffle for a premium parking spot. Next time the owner of the spot is on vacation, select a winner from the raffle to park for the day. Raffle tickets can be provided by the LBA upon request.
- If October 23rd is not an ideal day for your office to participate, simply tell the LBA and we will create custom posters with a new date that works better for you.