Patton Boggs is working to enhance the image of Haiti under a $50,000-a-month contract the lobbying firm filed with the Justice Department. The overall goal is to generate U.S. economic aid for the hard-pressed country.

The contract, which runs through the end of the year, says PB lobbyists must meet weekly with publicists, and submit weekly reports covering the “achievements by the team.” Those publicists include staffers from Qorvis Communications, in which PB owns a financial stake, and Ross-Robinson Assocs., which is headed by Hazel Ross-Robinson.

PB’s work includes “placement of periodic stories, opinion pieces and editorials favorable to the Government in Haiti in U.S. media sources.” The firm will contact opinion leaders and “strategically targeted Members of Congress” to build support for economic aide to Haiti. It will reach out to community organizations that support democracy in Haiti, and huddle with President Aristide on an as-necessary basis.

Dellums, Brauer, Halterman & Associates, LLC, 1736 Franklin Street, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612, registered June 18, 2001 for the Republic of Haiti, Port au Prince, Haiti, regarding providing strategic advice to the government of Haiti on how to achieve improved relations with the United States government, multi-national financing agencies, United States businesses and business associations, the media, and other entities.

Patton Boggs LLP, 2550 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, registered June 4 for the Government of Haiti, Kurzban Kurzban Winger & Tetzeli, Plaza 2650, Second Floor, 2650 S.W. 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133, regarding assisting the principal with its relationship with the U.S. Executive Branch, the U.S. Congress, and certain multilateral organizations.