The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina encourages the members of its Bar to provide pro bono legal services to pro se litigants. In order to facilitate the provision of pro bono services, the Court has created a pro bono program to match up interested attorneys with litigants in need of representation. The program will also provide more experienced attorneys with an opportunity to mentor younger attorneys in pro bono matters. To sign up for the pro bono program, please complete the interest form below. Completing the interest form does not obligate you to take on pro bono work, but, instead, will allow the Court to notify you of pro bono opportunities. You may indicate a particular area of interest and the level of involvement you are willing to have in a case (i.e. you are willing to assist with a mediation or particular motion).

Project Frequency


Project Time Commitment

Notification of pro bono opportunities as they arise

Project Location


Area of Law

  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer
  • Employment
  • Prisoner

Geographic Areas

  • Beaufort
  • Bertie
  • Bladen
  • Brunswick
  • Camden
  • Carteret
  • Chowan
  • Columbus
  • Craven
  • Cumberland
  • Currituck
  • Dare
  • Duplin
  • Edgecombe
  • Franklin
  • Gates
  • Granville
  • Greene
  • Halifax
  • Harnett
  • Hertford
  • Hyde
  • Johnston
  • Jones
  • Lenoir
  • Martin
  • Nash
  • New Hanover
  • Northampton
  • Onslow
  • Pamlico
  • Pasquotank
  • Pender
  • Perquimans
  • Pitt
  • Robeson
  • Sampson
  • Tyrrell
  • Vance
  • Wake
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wilson

Project For

  • Attorney

Population Served

  • General Low Income
  • Prisoners/Ex-Offenders

Skills to be Developed

  • Pre-Trial Advocacy (Motions
  • Discovery
  • etc.)
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project