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Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Tom Harris

This edition of the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center Pro Bono Highlight features Tom Harris, the former Pro Bono Co-Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Government and Public Sector Section. If the name sounds familiar to attorneys practicing in the Triangle area, it’s no surprise: before recently retiring, Tom did everything from clerking...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Tiffany Burba

Tell me about your regular practice area: Where do you practice and what do you do? What do you love most about your job? I am part of the transactional Intellectual Property Practice Group at Parker Poe in Raleigh, NC.  Our group works on a variety of deals involving the licensing or development of intellectual...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Chelsea Barnes

Tell me about your regular practice area: Where do you practice and what do you do? What do you love most about your job? I practice in the Winston-Salem office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. I am a healthcare attorney, focusing primarily on certificate of need matters and litigation. My favorite thing about...

Mapping Reveals Extreme Racial Disparities in License Suspensions, New Website Offers Help

Mapping Reveals Extreme Racial Disparities in North Carolina Driver’s License Suspensions, New Website Offers Drivers Help RALEIGH — Using court data in combination with Geographic Information Systems tools, the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center (NCPBRC) has created “When Debt Takes the Wheel,” a story map project that reveals extreme racial disparities in North Carolina driver’s license...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Brandon Robinson

–Tell me about your regular practice area: Where do you practice and what do you do? What do you love most about your job?  I primarily practice in the areas of corporate law, contracts, estate planning, and civil litigation (real property, business and commercial disputes).  Although based in Durham, my law practice is statewide, with...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Angie Zimmern

Tell me about your regular practice area: Where do you practice and what do you do? What do you love most about your job? I am the firm’s first pro bono director.  I am responsible for supporting and guiding pro bono leaders in all of our offices, sustaining and growing our pro bono partnerships with...

Pitt County pursues racial and economic justice through the Driver’s License Restoration Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pitt County elected judicial officials have completed a restorative justice project providing relief for unpaid traffic debt affecting the driving privileges of 3,200 local residents, and a new website, ncfairchance.org, will allow previously ticketed drivers to see if this relief applies to them. District Attorney Faris Dixon partnered with other Pitt County...

News Coverage of the Disaster Legal Response

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