Pro Bono Coordinators’ Network


We work towards access to justice for all North Carolinians.

Who We Are

The NC Pro Bono Coordinators Network (NCPBCN) is a collaborative of legal services providers, private law firms, corporations, law schools, and nonprofit organizations that address unmet legal needs in North Carolina, by engaging legal professionals to provide pro bono legal services and thereby increasing access to justice.

The Network is co-chaired by the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission’s Pro Bono Resource Center director, Sylvia Novinsky, and Angie Zimmern, Pro Bono Director and Counsel for McGuireWoods.


Sylvia Novinsky Headshot

Sylvia Novinsky, PBRC Director

Angie Zimmern, Pro Bono Director & Counsel, McGuirewoods

Why is the Network needed?

  • The Network is designed to enhance communication between pro bono coordinators and other legal professionals.
  • The Network facilitates collaboration between members at meetings and outside of meetings.
  • The Network’s ultimate goal is to increase access to justice for North Carolinians.


Individuals who serve as pro bono coordinators, serve on their organization’s pro bono committee, facilitate pro bono at their organization, or desire to increase pro bono volunteerism among their legal professional staff are encouraged to join the Network. Membership is free and members can participate in a way that is appropriate for them.

If you fit the description above and would like to join the Network, please complete the PBCN Member Interest Form.

Group Communication

The group meets bi-monthly virtually and strives to meet once a year in person. Current members can access group files by logging into the Sharefile Portal.

**If you have never logged in, you will need to request to be granted access by emailing**


If you have questions before requesting to join the Network, please email

Organizations Represented as of July 2023

Alston & Bird
The Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo)
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Raleigh
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Charlotte
Atrium Health
Bank of America
Brooks Pierce
Bryan Cave
Buncombe County Judicial Bar
Butler Snow
Campbell Law School
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
Cozen O'Connor
Cranfill Sumner
Credit Suisse
Disability Rights North Carolina
DLA Piper
Duke Energy
Duke Law School
Durham County Bar Association
Ellis & Winters
Elon Law
Essex Richards
Forsyth County Bar Association
Fox Rothschild
Greenberg Traurig
Greensboro Bar Association
Hedrick Gardner
Hunton Andrews Kurth
K&L Gates
Kilpatrick Townsend
King & Spalding
Legal Aid of North Carolina
Lincoln Financial Group
Mayer Brown
McAngus Goudelock & Courie
Mecklenburg Bar Association
Michael Best
Moore & Van Allen
North Carolina Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (NC IOLTA)
NC Pro Bono Resource Center
North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA)
North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)
North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF)
North Carolina Central University (NCCU)
Nelson Mullins
Nexsen Pruitt
Novant Health
Ogletree Deakins
Parker Poe
Pisgah Legal Services
Poyner & Spruill
Robinson Bradshaw
Schell Bray
Seyfarth Shaw
Smith Anderson
Troutman Pepper
Tuggle Duggins
University of North Carolina (UNC) Pro Bono Program
US Bank
Wake County Bar Association
Wake Forest Law School
Ward & Smith
Wells Fargo
Winston & Strawn
Womble Bond Dickinson
Wyrick Robbins
Yates McLamb