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N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center Announces Inaugural Pro Bono Honor Society Inductees

The Supreme Court of North Carolina recognizes 170 attorneys who donated 50 or more hours of legal services during 2016 through the state’s inaugural voluntary pro bono reporting effort. These 170 attorneys make up the first cohort of the N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society. According to the N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center (PBRC), North Carolina...

The Pro Bono Resource Center Launches Voluntary Pro Bono Reporting

How many hours of pro bono service have you contributed in the last year? In the last two years? In the last ten? North Carolina attorneys are generous with their time and financial contributions.  Rule 6.1 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct encourages attorneys to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono...

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...

Campbell Law Professor Collins named to N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society

RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law Assistant Clinic Professor Allegra Collins is one of 170 attorneys named to the inaugural N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society. Collins and her colleagues were recognized for each having donated 50 or more hours of legal services during 2016 through the state’s inaugural voluntary pro bono reporting effort. Download the complete...

Steven Scoggan Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Ellis & Winters LLP is pleased to announce that Steven Scoggan has been inducted into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society as part of its first inaugural class recognized by the Supreme Court of North Carolina.  The honor society recognizes attorneys who donated 50 or more hours of legal services during 2016. Steven’s pro...

N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society Inducts Seven Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys

The North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission has named seven Robinson Bradshaw attorneys to its N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society inaugural class. Members each provided at least 50 legal service hours to pro bono clients in 2016. Pro bono legal services are provided without fee or expectation of fee to persons of limited means,...

Five Poyner Spruill Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts

Raleigh, NC – Five Poyner Spruill attorneys have been inducted into the inaugural cohort of the Pro Bono Honor Society by the N.C. Supreme Court. J.M. Durnovich, Andrew H. Erteschik, Eugene S. Griggs,Caroline P. Mackie and Mike McIntyre were among 170 attorneys named to the cohort. “Every attorney at Poyner Spruill gives back to the state...

Support the National Pro Bono Celebration by Getting Involved

The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center joins the ABA and the legal community in a national celebration of attorneys’ pro bono contributions.  In 2014, North Carolina volunteer attorneys provided 18,000 hours of pro bono legal services worth more than $3.6 million.  We have much to celebrate, but a great demand remains. 80% of the...