Housing Stability Pro Bono Project

Project volunteers facilitate agreements between landlords and tenants to accept HOPE program terms in order to stabilize housing situations by providing income-based assistance to North Carolina’s most vulnerable tenants who are in imminent danger of eviction.

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.

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

Donj’e Cooper Summer Intern: “I truly believe we find ourselves in serving others.”

Donj’e Cooper is a rising third-year year law student at North Carolina Central University School of Law who will be joining the Equal Access to Justice Commission and Pro Bono Resource Center as an intern for the summer of 2022. While she is new to the Pro Bono Resource Center, she is not new to...

Tekia Bazemore Summer Intern: “I feel a sense of purpose in the world after I have helped someone.”

Tekia Bazemore is a second-year law student at North Carolina Central University School of Law who will be joining the Equal Access to Justice Commission and Pro Bono Resource Center as an intern for the summer of 2022. While she is new to the Pro Bono Resource Center, she is not new to volunteering. Her...

Paralegal Volunteer Spotlight – Teri Strom from Bank of America

Teri Strom, NCCP will soon be celebrating her twentieth anniversary as a senior litigation paralegal at Bank of America. She previously spent 19 years as a litigation paralegal in both California and North Carolina law firms. She loves working in-house and appreciates Bank of America’s great benefits, but most of all, she cherishes the relationships...