COVID-19 Small Business/ Nonprofit Initiative

North Carolina small businesses and nonprofits can access free attorney consultations that will help with COVID-19 legal issues, such as CARES Act relief, Commercial Lease issues, and Employment Law questions.

Pro Bono Reporting Deadline: March 31

For those who rose to the challenges of 2020 and provided pro bono legal services to those in need, the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center invites you to report your volunteer hours during the January 1 to March 31, 2021 reporting period.

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, a new online tool that enables attorneys to search by keyword for pro bono cases and projects that suit their interests.

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.

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