Unmet Legal Needs

Paralegal Volunteer Spotlight – Teri Strom from Bank of America

Teri Strom, NCCP will soon be celebrating her twentieth anniversary as a senior litigation paralegal at Bank of America. She previously spent 19 years as a litigation paralegal in both California and North Carolina law firms. She loves working in-house and appreciates Bank of America’s great benefits, but most of all, she cherishes the relationships...

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...

Highlighting Housing Stability Project Volunteer, Kayla Britt

The Pro Bono Resource Center is delighted to recognize the volunteer efforts of NCDOJ Attorney, Kayla Britt, for her outstanding work with the Housing Stability Project. Read below to learn more about Kayla’s day job, pro bono experiences, and why pro bono is such an important part of her career. “I am an Assistant Attorney...

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...

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...

Support Victims of Hurricane Harvey

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...