The Central Louisiana

Pro Bono Project

Justice For All!

318-449-9778

Office hours:

​Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:00 Friday 8:30-3:00

With The Project, you’ll work with an experienced legal professional volunteer who holds a keen understanding of your individual situation

Our Staff

We're On Your Side

Please contact The Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project for a free initial consultation.
Experienced representation is just a phone call away.

Who We Are

The Project is a free legal non-profit program whose main priority is to reach as many clients as possible who are in need of legal representation and to provide services as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

Courtney Polk

"Child in Need of Care" (CINC) program coordinator

Courtney became the CINC coordinator in 2010 when the Project began accepting CINC cases through a sub-grant from Acadiana Legal Service Corp.  Courtney assigns cases to local CINC volunteer attorneys as they come to her throught the court system.

Free Consultation

Debbie Smith

Executive Director

Debbie has been the Project's Executive Director since 1998. She serves as the only full time employee and handles the day to day operations of the Project including case assignments, recruitment of volunteer attorneys, plans and host legal clinics throughout the three parish service area(Rapides, Vernon & Avoyelles) as well as overseeing the Self-Help Desk every second Friday of the month at the Rapides Parish Courthouse

Staff Profiles