About Pro Bono

Highlighting Attorney Volunteer Catherine Piwowarski

  Catherine Piwowarski is a former employment litigator who now works from home in New Bern while raising her children.  Catherine was called to action to help her community in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence: “So many people were left so badly off that I felt like anyone here whose home and possessions were not...

What is 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

  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...