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

ACC of Charlotte
Ally Bank
Alston & Bird
The Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo)
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Raleigh
Atrium Health
Bank of America
Butler Snow
Calvert Impact
Campbell Law School
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
Council for Children's Rights
Credit Suisse
Disability Rights North Carolina
DLA Piper
Duke Energy
Duke Law School
Durham County Bar Association
Elon Law
Essex Richards
Forsyth County Bar Association
Greenberg Traurig
Greensboro Bar Association
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Kilpatrick Townsend
King & Spalding
Legal Aid of North Carolina
Lincoln Financial Group
Mayer Brown
McAngus Goudelock & Courie
Mecklenburg Bar Association
Moore & Van Allen
NC Center for Nonprofits
NC Pro Bono Resource Center
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA)
North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF)
North Carolina Central University (NCCU)
Nelson Mullins
North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services
Novant Health
Parker Poe
Pisgah Legal Services
Poyner & Spruill
Robinson Bradshaw
Safe Alliance
Schell Bray
Seyfarth Shaw
Smith Anderson
Troutman Pepper
University of North Carolina (UNC) Pro Bono Program
US Bank
Wake County Bar Association
Wake Forest Law School
Ward & Smith
Wells Fargo
Winston & Strawn