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Tue April 30, 2013
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Shreveport Ask-A-Lawyer event gives legal help to underserved

Gernine Mailhes has been an attorney for 30 years. She finds fulfillment in her work at the Shreveport Pro Bono Project and encourages more area attorneys offer up their services to the poor.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

As part of the Shreveport Bar Association’s Law Week, the organization’s Pro Bono Project is hosting its three-hour Ask-A-Lawyer event Tuesday, April 30, at a Shreveport library. The goal is to offer free legal assistance to people who wouldn’t normally be able to afford an attorney. Gernine Mailhes, coordinator and staff attorney for the Shreveport Pro Bono Project, said attendees will be able to draw up important legal papers concerning end-of-life decisions.

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