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Highlighting Attorney Volunteer Melissa Romanzo

The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center is proud to highlight the work of attorneys making a difference through pro bono. Since joining Hunton Andrews Kurth in 2008, Melissa has contributed more than 750 hours to pro bono service. Melissa leads the firm’s pro bono partnership with Wells Fargo’s Law Department, in which volunteer lawyers...

Announcing the NC Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board

The NC Pro Bono Resource Center is excited to announce a new way in which it will be engaging volunteer communities across the state of North Carolina. The NC Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board is a group of eighteen members of the North Carolina legal community who will serve as a focus group for...

Highlighting Attorney Volunteer Todd Stillerman

The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center is proud to highlight the work of attorneys making a difference through pro bono. Since he began practicing law in North Carolina in 1997, Todd has served community and faith-based organizations within the state. Todd joined the Board of Directors of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (CCLA) in...

Pro Bono Practice Status for Inactive and Out-of-State Lawyers

Pro bono practice status allows inactive and out-of-state lawyers to serve their community by providing pro bono legal assistance to indigent clients through a nonprofit legal services corporation.  Lawyers granted pro bono practice status will not incur membership dues from the North Carolina State Bar and will not be required to complete mandatory continuing legal...

Celebrating the Volunteers of The Child’s Advocate!

Last year, 530,000 of North Carolina’s children lived in poverty, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Project. This astonishing number means that nearly 1 in 4 children lived at or below the federal poverty level, limiting available resources for necessities like housing, food, health care, and transportation. While growing up in poverty...

Chief Justice Martin Encourages NC Attorneys to Report Pro Bono Legal Service

Sent by email to North Carolina attorneys on March 23, 2018. Dear North Carolina Attorney, We are fortunate to be a part of a profession working toward the ideal of equal justice under law, which is one of the ultimate goals of our legal system. One integral way that we as North Carolina lawyers move...

Pisgah Legal Services Volunteer Shares Importance of Pro Bono Status

PRESENTATION TO NCBA SENIOR LAWYERS DIVISION October 7, 2017 Blowing Rock, NC Gerald Kirksey Pro Bono Attorney Pisgah Legal Services Thank you, NCBA, for making it possible for this Tennessee lawyer to volunteer at Pisgah Legal Services.  I am authorized by the NC Bar to work as an Out-of-State Attorney at Pisgah and Jim Barrett...

Support Victims of Hurricane Harvey

As Texas recovers from Hurricane Harvey, lawyers across the country are mobilizing to help. Here are some resources if you want to provide legal assistance: The Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation has set up a fund to support legal services in Texas in the wake of the storm. Lawyers admitted to practice in Texas can look here, here and here for...

Welcome the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

On September 1, 2017, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont celebrated its 50th anniversary addressing the civil legal needs of low income people in the Charlotte area. In celebration of this history of good work, LSSP has updated its name — it will now be known as the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. To learn more...

What is Pro Bono?

The term “pro bono” comes from the phrase Pro Bono Publico, or “for the good of the public.” In the legal context, pro bono refers to pro bono legal services, or legal services provided to a client who is unable to pay without expectation of a fee. In North Carolina, every lawyer is encouraged to provide...