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Louisiana Appleseed Announces Joanna Brochado as 2024 Pro Bono Honoree


CONTACT Adrienne Wheeler, 504-910-1965,

Friday, December 28, 2023 [NEW ORLEANS, LA] – On January 18, 2024, Louisiana Appleseed will host its 14th annual Good Apple Gala. This event will celebrate the work of community members and pro bono volunteers that Louisiana Appleseed has enjoyed working with this past year. Louisiana Appleseed proudly announces Joanna Brochado as a Bro Bono Honoree for the 2024 Good Apple Gala. 

Joanna Brochado is a self-directed and seasoned legal professional with diverse domestic and international experience. She has been recognized throughout her career as having excellent team-building abilities and cross-functional collaboration skills. Her career contributions include assisting in developing and consolidating new business platforms in the renewable energy market through successful joint ventures and acquisitions, leading as a partner for a South American law firm, and successfully assisting a family-owned agri-production company restructure into a business-orientated operation. Ms. Brochado has a law degree from Pontificia Universidade Catolica – Rio de Janeiro, an MBA from Universidade Candido Mendes, and a Master in Law from the University of Houston. She is licensed to practice law in Brazil and in the State of Texas.

The 2024 sponsors include silver sponsors Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP & Pan-American Life Insurance Group as well as Bronze sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana, Perez Law LLC, and Phelps Dunbar. Proceeds from the Good Apple Gala will go directly towards Louisiana Appleseed’s efforts to create more equitable access to justice, education, and opportunity in Louisiana. 

The Good Apple Gala will be held at the Sazerac House, 101 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130. Tickets and sponsorship to the 2024 Good Apple Gala can be purchased online at


Louisiana Appleseed is a statewide nonprofit based in New Orleans, Louisiana, focusing on policy-level solutions by recruiting attorneys to provide free services through a research-oriented approach to policy change. Louisiana Appleseed’s mission is rooted in three pillars dedicated to increasing Access to Justice, Opportunity, and Education. Learn more at

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