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Q & A with Casey Burke from Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

From which law school did you graduate? Northeastern University School of Law Tell us about your regular practice area. Where do you practice and what do you do? What do you love most about your job? I recently went from being a trial attorney- mostly as a criminal defense attorney- to working with both Charlotte...

Celebrating Jared Smith’s Work with the Equal Access to Justice Commission

Jared Smith attended UNC School of Law and began working for the Equal Access to Justice Commission in 2016, as a third-year law student. His research as a volunteer helped develop the idea for the NC Pro Bono Resource Center (PBRC), a program of the Commission. Jared says, “I count myself fortunate to have worked...

Allison Constance Receives the Emerging Leader Award from the Association of American Law Schools

Allison regularly volunteers for the Pro Bono Resource Center’s initiatives such as the Driver’s License Restoration and Housing Stability projects. She recently received the Emerging Leader Award from the Association of American Law Schools’ Pro Bono and Public Service Section. Read below to learn more about Allison’s pro bono work and how it has impacted...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Matthew Crow

What is your regular practice area: Where do you work? What do you love most about your job? I’m a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law. My father practiced consumer bankruptcy law for 30 years before I joined his office and I’ve taken over that focus for the past 21 years.  Our office is located...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Penni Bradshaw

What is your regular practice area: Where do you work? What do you love most about your job? I have practiced immigration law with the labor and employment boutique firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, since 2005. I started out with Kilpatrick Townsend in 1980 doing employment law litigation, and overtime began transitioning to immigration,...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Allison Standard Constance

What is your regular practice area: Where do you work? What do you love most about your job? I am the Director of Pro Bono Initiatives at UNC School of Law. I do some general students affairs work but spend most of my time coordinating and supervising the Pro Bono Program at Carolina Law. I...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Emily Dezio

What is your regular practice area: Where do you work? What do you love most about your job? I practice primarily in family law with a significant amount of appellate work, some district court criminal and some special proceedings. I am self-employed. Emily Sutton Dezio, P.A. I love those moments when I am able to...

Highlighting Assistant Dean Stella Boswell

What is your regular practice area: Where do you work? What do you love most about your job? I do not have a regular practice area as I oversee the Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono at Duke University School of Law which has main charges: To promote pro bono service by law students...