Happy Pro Bono Week, y’all! Started in 2009 by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, the National Celebration of Pro Bono, held over the course of a week every October, is a time to raise awareness of the need for pro bono service, celebrate the contributions of current volunteers and inspire the participation of new ones. Learn more at celebrateprobono.org.
Legal Aid of North Carolina is celebrating Pro Bono Week by launching a pro bono recruitment campaign that will run through the end of the year. Our Pro Bono team has spent the better part of 2022 reimagining, redesigning and refreshing our pro bono programs to meet the most critical needs of our clients while making pro bono more convenient, rewarding, flexible—and fun!—for our volunteers.
Check out the latest from our Pro Bono team!
New website, new pro bono content
Legal Aid of North Carolina has launched a new website, and it’s chock full of fresh content about our pro bono programs.
Ashley Campbell, Lawyer on the Line
Our new CEO, Ashley Campbell, one of our most dedicated pro bono volunteers while in private practice, handled her own Lawyer on the Line call to promote our flagship pro bono program, which connects clients with pro bono attorneys who provide legal advice over the phone.
Cadwalader Pro Bono Fair
Erin Haygood, our Director of Pro Bono Programs, attended the Pro Bono Fair hosted by Cadwalader in its Charlotte office. The theme of the event was “Get Your Piece of the Pro Bono Pie!” and attendees were treated to a delicious assortment of mini pies.
Fall Break Pro Bono with Duke Law
Duke Law students spent their fall break volunteering with the Durham Expunction and Restoration Program (DEAR), a joint effort of Legal Aid of North Carolina and other Durham organizations.
Truist, Womble Expunction Project
Corporate Counsel spotlighted our criminal record expunction project with Truist and Womble Bond Dickinson.
Duke Law, NC Central Law team up for Legal Aid
Students from the Bull City’s two law schools teamed up to represent Legal Aid clients through our Lawyer on the Line program during a virtual pro bono clinic.
5th Annual Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Partnership Event
Our staff played a big part in the event, which brings together all sectors of the city’s legal community to address the critical legal needs of Charlotte’s most vulnerable residents.