The article discusses The Pro Bono Project and its efforts to provide pro bono legal services to members of the community. Founded in 1986, it helps low-income families, individuals and the elderly, in six local Louisiana parishes, gain access to lawyers who can help them resolve civil legal issues for free.
Grabill has represented pro bono clients in adoption, custody, interdiction and succession matters. She worked with the mother of a 19-year-old son with severe developmental disabilities to obtain the legal authority to continue providing care for her son and making his future care decisions, and she took on a case in which she helped a couple gain legal custody of a 14-year-old boy whose mother died shortly after his birth. In the process, Grabill became the first volunteer attorney working with The Pro Bono Project to represent an orphaned child in an ex parte custody proceeding in Louisiana.
Meredith practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial, and oil and gas litigation and appeals. She has received the Project’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her work in family law and community assistance and the Pro Bono Publico, Pro Bono Century and Citizen Lawyer Awards from the Louisiana State Bar Association.
To read her feature in Biz New Orleans, click here.