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2022 Pro Bono Reporting Information

By Sylvia Novinsky While the past two years have challenged how our profession is able to address unmet legal needs in North Carolina, our state’s attorneys have continued to find ways to volunteer their time and skills through pro bono legal service. Through our organization alone, hundreds of attorneys have helped people stay in their homes,...

Pro Bono Resource Center Seeks a Part-Time Contract Administrative Assistant

Part-Time Administrative Assistant (1099 Contractor) ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission, which is chaired by Chief Justice Paul Newby, was established in November 2005 by a North Carolina Supreme Court Order. The Commission’s mission is to overcome barriers to justice and empower North Carolinians to meet their legal needs through...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Ashia Crooms-Carpenter

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 a senior associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP where I practice in the areas of consumer litigation and complex business litigation, including lender liability and dealer/distributor/franchise disputes. ...

Highlighting Arren Goldman, Seyfarth Shaw Partner and PBRC Pro Bono Volunteer

Arren Goldman, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP,  is an attorney who practices in his firm’s Charlotte and New York offices. His practice is focused on complex commercial real estate financing transactions, including loan workouts. Arren says, “I love my career because of the great people with whom I work (clients and co-workers alike). I truly...

Highlighting PBRC Volunteer Alyson Traw

Alyson Traw is a University of South Carolina graduate who practices in financial services litigation at Winston & Strawn, LLP. She serves clients using her litigation and transactional real estate experience and says of her workplace, “I am very lucky to work with a fantastic team where everyone is supported and encouraged.” Alyson is a...

Q&A with WFU Faculty Director of Pro Bono, Wendy Parker

From which law school did you graduate? University of Texas Who is your employer? Wake Forest University School of Law What is your job title? Faculty Director of Pro Bono, James A. Webster Professor of Public Law What do you love most about your job? Law school is known for being a pressure cooker. Thankfully,...

Q&A with PBRC Volunteer Peter Robinson

Tell us about your regular practice area. Where do you practice and what do you do? What do you love most about your job? As you might see from the robe, I am a criminal defense counsel in international criminal courts and war crimes tribunals in Europe and Africa. I defend leaders charged with responsibility...

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...