NC Disaster Assistance Resources

During North Carolina’s hurricane season, it is always a good idea to be prepared to assist with disaster relief efforts if they become needed. Please view our list of disaster legal assistance resources to stay up to date!

2021 NC Pro Bono Honor Society

For the first time both attorneys and paralegals can report their pro bono information through a statewide voluntary reporting process. The list of individuals reporting 50 or more hours have been named to the 2021 Pro Bono Honor Society.

Pro Bono Go: Cases Available

North Carolina attorneys looking for ways to provide pro bono legal services can view timely cases available on Pro Bono Go, an online tool that enables attorneys to search by keyword for pro bono cases and projects that suit their interests.

Project Spotlights


PURSUING JUSTICE THROUGH SERVICE

North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 encourages all North Carolina attorneys to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono legal services each year to those who are unable to pay, without expectation of fee. The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center is here to help an attorney looking to fulfill this professional responsibility find the best pro bono opportunity for them and to encourage others to do the same.

OUR MISSION:

The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center harnesses the power of volunteer legal professionals to target unmet legal needs by promoting, supporting, and developing pro bono opportunities.


WHAT WE DO:

CONNECT

The Pro Bono Resource Center is the statewide clearinghouse linking lawyers to meaningful pro bono opportunities.


CONVENE

The Pro Bono Resource Center convenes people and opportunities. Through our Advisory Board, Regional Councils, and statewide pro bono coordinator meetings, the Pro Bono Resource Center is the statewide leader in uniting pro bono opportunities, legal services providers, and the private bar to meet unmet legal needs throughout the state.


CREATE

The Pro Bono Resource Center facilitates the incubation of new and innovative pro bono projects targeting unmet legal needs. Through curated and thoughtful pro bono opportunities, the Pro Bono Resource Center engages and supports the private bar to meet the goal of increasing pro bono participation to help the most vulnerable North Carolinians.


SUPPORT

The Pro Bono Resource Center provides resources, support, and technical assistance and promotes collaboration within the North Carolina legal services community.


RECOGNIZE

The Pro Bono Resource Center recognizes outstanding volunteer lawyers, firms, and others for their dedication to the delivery of pro bono civil legal services to North Carolina’s underserved. Our capstone is the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, which celebrates outstanding pro bono service and celebrates the importance of attorney volunteerism.

Volunteer Spotlights

Q&A with WFU Faculty Director of Pro Bono, Wendy Parker

From which law school did you graduate? University of Texas Who is your employer? Wake Forest University School of Law What is your job title? Faculty Director of Pro Bono, James A. Webster Professor of Public Law What do you love most about your job? Law school is known for being a pressure cooker. Thankfully,...

Q&A with Erin Haygood, Director of Pro Bono Programs for Legal Aid of North Carolina

From which law school did you graduate? Wake Forest University School of Law Tell us about your regular practice area. Where do you practice and what do you do? What do you love most about your job? I am the Director of Pro Bono Programs for Legal Aid of North Carolina.  This is a new...

Q & A with Casey Burke from Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

From which law school did you graduate? Northeastern University School of Law Tell us about your regular practice area. Where do you practice and what do you do? What do you love most about your job? I recently went from being a trial attorney- mostly as a criminal defense attorney- to working with both Charlotte...