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Highlighting Pro Bono Volunteer Jonathan Bogues

A graduate of NC State and the North Carolina Central University School of Law, Jonathan Bogues has a long history of service to communities in the state of North Carolina both within and beyond the legal profession. He has dedicated himself to mentoring youth, particularly young African American men, empowering them to achieve their academic...

Highlighting Pro Bono Volunteer Starling B. Underwood III

–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 E-Discovery Attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s LitSmart® E-Discovery Team working in the Firm’s Winston-Salem office. The LitSmart team handles all operational e-discovery (collection through production) and...

Highlighting Pro Bono Volunteer Rachel Royal

NC Paralegals Leading the Charge for Pro Bono 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 have experience in family law and insurance defense, but I currently am employed at the City Attorney’s office in Wilmington. I support...

Chief Justice Beasley Announces Launch of Pro Bono Reporting and Faith & Justice Alliance

Letter sent by email to North Carolina Attorneys on January 8, 2020. View the official letter here. January 6, 2020 Dear North Carolina Attorney, Each year, North Carolina lawyers demonstrate our commitment to ensuring equal access to justice for all by giving thousands of hours of pro bono service.  The provision of free legal services...

Highlighting Attorney Volunteer Jarrad Smith

Jarrad Smith is an attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in their Winston-Salem Office. Jarrad works as part of the LitSmart® E-Discovery Team, providing a wide array of e-discovery related services including legal guidance, end-to-end operational discovery and document review, in addition to serving as discovery counsel for many of their clients. After Hurricane...

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...

Highlighting Attorney Volunteer Katie Webb

Katie Webb is a solo practitioner in Kinston, North Carolina and a 2018 graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law. Katie practices in criminal, family, civil litigation and veterans’ law, and she is accredited by the Veterans Administration to represent veterans before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in their pursuit of earned benefits....

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

Chief Justice Martin Announces Launch of Pro Bono Reporting

In an email sent to all active North Carolina attorneys, Chief Justice Martin announced the launch of the pro bono reporting period collecting information about NC Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 activities in 2018. The text of the email follows. To report your 2018 pro bono hours, visit ncprobono.org/report. To view the signed letter from...