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.

Assist Victims of Hurricane Florence!

The Supreme Court of North Carolina has approved a temporary amendment to the rules of the North Carolina State Bar that will allow attorneys from other states to register to provide pro bono assistance to those in North Carolina who were affected by Hurricane Florence. These volunteer legal services must be provided through a legal aid organization. This temporary amendment will expire on January 16, 2019.

For more information to register for out-of-state pro bono status to assist with legal services for Hurricane Florence victims, or to learn more about how to volunteer, visit ncprobono.org/disaster.

Trainings & Events

In-House Counsel Pro Bono: Challenges, Best Practices, and Opportunities for Engagement

An expert panel will discuss some of the issues the legal community faces surrounding pro bono work by in-house counsel. They will explore methods and opportunities for in-house counsel to engage in pro bono work. Topics will include: Experiences of attorneys working from various perspectives — an in-house corporate attorney, Pro Bono Counsel for an...

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Location: Webcast

Disaster Legal Aid 2018 Roundtable Series | Ready, Willing, & Able: Organizing the Legal Community’s Response to Disasters

After a disaster, law students and attorneys who want to help disaster survivors with legal issues often find themselves wondering how to get involved given the complicated logistics of the post-disaster landscape. Likewise, law firms, bar associations, and legal service providers are met with the challenge of recruiting and dispatching large numbers of legal volunteers...

  • By: National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center
  • Location: Live webcast

Special Topics in Domestic Violence Law

DESCRIPTION This annual October training is an opportunity to train our volunteer attorneys as well as recruit new attorneys into the Project Together program during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since its inception in 1997, Project Together’s primary focus has been aimed at recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteer lawyers to represent indigent clients referred to the...

  • By: Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Location: Red Hat Annex

Seeking Pro Bono Volunteers to Assist Survivors of Hurricane Florence

- Disaster Relief

Pro Bono Volunteers Needed! As our neighbors in Eastern NC deal with devastating flooding and losses, many are thinking about ways to help, and we want to share two immediate ways for pro bono attorneys to help: Volunteer your time with the disaster response team led by Legal Aid of North Carolina and the NC...

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...

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...

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...

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...