Attorney Volunteer

The Pro Bono Resource Center makes it easy to find the perfect legal volunteer opportunity for you. Explore our project listings to see what projects are available and to find one you can get excited about.

Legal Service Provider

The Pro Bono Resource Center can help you recruit volunteer attorneys for your established pro bono projects. Tell us about your available opportunity and let us help you find the volunteer support you are looking for.

General Public

The Pro Bono Resource Center cannot provide legal services directly to clients — we instead connect attorneys to established projects and legal aid organizations. Use this link to find information about other legal resources.


Each year, the Pro Bono Resource Center collects information from North Carolina attorneys about their pro bono volunteerism. The deadline to report 2019 hours is March 31, 2020 — report your hours at If you have any questions about submitting your pro bono hours, contact

Trainings & Events

NC Appellate Pro Bono Program

The Appellate Pro Bono Program seeks pro bono attorneys to help pro se litigants for cases before the NC Court of Appeals or the NC Supreme Court that meet the following requirements: (1) The appeal involves one or more pro se litigants who would qualify for in forma pauperis status, as set out in N.C....

Chief Justice Martin Announces Launch of Pro Bono Reporting

- Pro Bono Reporting

In an email sent to all active North Carolina attorneys, Chief Justice Martin announced the launch of the pro bono reporting period collecting information about NC Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 activities in 2018. The text of the email follows. To report your 2018 pro bono hours, visit To view the signed letter from...

Highlighting Attorney Volunteer Jarrad Smith

Jarrad Smith is an attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in their Winston-Salem Office. Jarrad works as part of the LitSmart® E-Discovery Team, providing a wide array of e-discovery related services including legal guidance, end-to-end operational discovery and document review, in addition to serving as discovery counsel for many of their clients. After Hurricane...

Highlighting Attorney Volunteer Katie Webb

Katie Webb is a solo practitioner in Kinston, North Carolina and a 2018 graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law. Katie practices in criminal, family, civil litigation and veterans’ law, and she is accredited by the Veterans Administration to represent veterans before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in their pursuit of earned benefits....

News Coverage of the Disaster Legal Response

- Disaster Relief, In the News

Coverage of FEMA Clinic in New Bern on January 12, 2019: Coverage from WCTI 12, including marks from Justice Michael Morgan, Supreme Court of North Carolina. Coverage from WNCT 9, including remarks from Judge Linda Stephens, Hedrick Gardner; and Katherine Asaro, NC Pro Bono Resource Center:

What is Pro Bono?

- About Pro Bono

The term “pro bono” comes from the phrase Pro Bono Publico, or “for the good of the public.” In the legal context, pro bono refers to pro bono legal services, or legal services provided to a client who is unable to pay without expectation of a fee. In North Carolina, every lawyer is encouraged to provide...

Prioritizing Pro Bono Legal Service

- About Pro Bono

  North Carolina attorneys are generous with their time in support of equal access to justice for all members of our state. Our profession has even adopted Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1, which encourages each attorney to provide 50 hours of pro bono legal services each year to those unable to afford them without expectation...

NC Pro Bono Resource Center Turns 1!

- About the Center

  The NC Equal Access to Justice Commission launched the NC Pro Bono Resource Center in April of 2016. The NC Pro Bono Resource Center is one of only a handful of statewide pro bono resource centers in the country. The goal of the NC Pro Bono Resource Center is to increase pro bono participation...