RALEIGH, March 4, 2016 — The Lawyer on the Line pro bono program is celebrating its fifth birthday today! We are marking the milestone by thanking our 1,001 volunteers and highlighting the program’s accomplishments. Watch the video below and keep reading to learn more about this innovative pro bono partnership that is making a real difference in the lives of North Carolinians.
Lawyer on the Line is a partnership of the North Carolina Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina. The project connects Legal Aid clients with pro bono volunteers who provide legal advice and brief service over the phone.
The partnership is a big win for all involved: lawyers have an easy, manageable way to do pro bono, Legal Aid lawyers have time to focus on more complex, impactful cases, and thousands of clients a year receive expert legal help at absolutely no cost.
Since its launch in 2011, Lawyer on the Line has recruited 1,001 pro bono volunteers, partnered with six N.C. law schools – Campbell, Charlotte, Duke, Elon, N.C. Central and Wake Forest – recruited nearly 400 law student volunteers, partnered with the paralegal program at Meredith College, and served over 15,000 clients. The services provided by Lawyer on the Line are worth more than $4 million on the private market.
Please help us celebrate Lawyer on the Line’s success by spreading the news. If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with Lawyer on the Line, click here to learn more and apply.