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.

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.

Trainings & Events

Fair Housing Law and Practice 2019

This new program will provide an overview of the Fair Housing Act: what is prohibited, what is covered, and strategies for maximizing compliance. Faculty will cover topics such as advertising housing on social media, disability discrimination issues, including requests for reasonable accommodation, and other contemporary issues under federal, state and local fair housing laws.

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Location: Live Webcast

Prison Litigation 2019: Practical Strategies

This program will focus on practical considerations when litigating cases concerning conditions of confinement and treatment of incarcerated individuals. Topics will include mental health and health services, current issues under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), and developments concerning pretrial detainees’ constitutional deprivation claims.

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Location: Live Webcast

Subsidized Housing Basics

Attend this program for an overview of federal housing programs, recent changes, current trends, and issues facing practitioners. This training uses real-world examples to explore issues with identifying subsidized housing, admissions, rents, evictions and terminations, among others.

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Location: Live Webcast

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 ncprobono.org/report. 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: https://www.wnct.com/news/local-news/pro-bono-attorneys-host-free-clinic-for-those-impacted-by-florence/1707747439

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...