• Mark Moreau, 65, provided legal help to people who couldn’t afford it

    Mark Allan Moreau who was epitome of inspiration and perspiration for the needy people died on Tuesday at his New Orleans home. He had died due to Kidney Cancer and was 65 years old. He had dedicated his life to help those people who do not afford money to file a suit against any injustice.
    Mr. Moreau had born at Jefferson City and earned his LAW degree from Buffalo University. He had served as Executive Director in New Orleans Legal Assistance Corp. from 1988 to 2003. After that, this Corp. had been merged with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and Mr. Moreau was co-executive director until last year.
    Mr. Moreau earned the title of – legal help provider to the poor- when he came to New Orleans to join Vista volunteering program in 1975. He worked in New Orleans for many years and decided to go for Masters Degree in law. He got specialization in taxation and worked as a tax specialist at Coopers & Lybrand till 1884.
    His colleagues said that “he was providing legal help to needy people and he was highly efficient to generate revenue from different resources to launch legal battle for the downtrodden”. He had written plenty of books and manuals and last manual was on “Pro Bono Desk”.
    He had served in different boards and earned plenty of awards for his noble and creative works. He memorial service will be held Saturday (March 8) at 2:30 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will start at 1 p.m.