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.

Welcome

North Carolina attorneys are incredibly generous with their time in support of equal access to justice for all residents of our state. Our profession has even adopted Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1, which encourages each NC attorney to provide 50 hours of pro bono legal services each year to those unable to afford them without expectation of a fee. With the constant demands on our time and energy, however, it can sometimes be difficult to prioritize this important and impactful activity. The NC Pro Bono Resource Center is here to help make it easy for you to volunteer — explore our available opportunities, trainings, and other information to support you in your pro bono legal service.

Trainings & Events

WCBA Pro Bono Appreciation Cocktail Event

Performing pro bono work can be personally rewarding, but sometimes thankless — until now!   All Wake County lawyers who have provided pro bono legal services and government lawyers supporting our public service efforts during the 12 months are invited to attend this special cocktail event.  Hosted by the WCBA Public Service Committee, this event will...

  • By: Wake County Bar Association
  • Location: Sitti

Annual Professionalism Roundtable and Annual Civil Law Update

It’s tradition! Don’t miss two of our most popular annual CLEs: the Professionalism Roundtable and the Civil Law Update. The Professionalism Roundtable will once again be held during the WCBA’s luncheon THIS YEAR AT THE CRABTREE MARRIOTT on Tuesday, October 3, beginning at 12:45 p.m. The Roundtable was coordinated by the Professionalism Committee and will...

  • By: Wake County Bar Association
  • Location: Crabtree Marriott

2017 Senior Lawyer Division Fall Meeting and CLE

October 5 through 8, 2017 The North Carolina Senior Lawyers Division Pro Bono Conference highlights the emphasis on pro bono activities. According to the 2016 ABA Commission’s report on the “Future of Legal Services,” more than 80 percent of the civil legal needs of lower-to-middle income individuals are unmet. The Senior Lawyers Division supports and...

  • By: NCBA Senior Lawyers Division
  • Location: Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock

Support Victims of Hurricane Harvey

- In the News, Unmet Legal Needs

As Texas recovers from Hurricane Harvey, lawyers across the country are mobilizing to help. Here are some resources if you want to provide legal assistance: The Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation has set up a fund to support legal services in Texas in the wake of the storm. Lawyers admitted to practice in Texas can look here, here and here for...

Welcome the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

- In the News

On September 1, 2017, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont celebrated its 50th anniversary addressing the civil legal needs of low income people in the Charlotte area. In celebration of this history of good work, LSSP has updated its name — it will now be known as the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. To learn more...

Pro Bono and Malpractice Insurance

- Malpractice Insurance

  What is LPL? Lawyers Professional Liability insurance coverage. This type of coverage is also commonly referred to as malpractice insurance, errors & omissions insurance, or E&O. Do I need liability coverage? Claims arising from pro bono activities are very rare, and most states do not require an attorney to have liability insurance in order...

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...

The Pro Bono Resource Center Launches Voluntary Pro Bono Reporting

- Pro Bono Reporting

How many hours of pro bono service have you contributed in the last year? In the last two years? In the last ten? North Carolina attorneys are generous with their time and financial contributions.  Rule 6.1 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct encourages attorneys to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono...