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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...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney James Cronin

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 workers’ compensation defense in Wilmington, NC with Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP.  Specifically, my work allows me the opportunity to help many small businesses navigate claims and...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Leora Moreno

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’m an Assistant Public Defender with the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office. Currently, I represent people charged with misdemeanors and property related felonies who can’t afford to hire an attorney. What...

Highlighting Pro Bono Attorney Carson Smith

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 an Assistant Public Defender in Mecklenburg County. I have worked here since graduating from Wake Forest School of Law in 2016. I represent indigent clients who have been charged...