CHARLOTTE — Lawyers from Allspring Global Investments and K&L Gates provided free legal advice to our clients struggling with serious housing-conditions issues at a pro bono clinic July 11 in Charlotte. The clinic was part of our Lawyer on the Line pro bono program, which connects clients with common legal problems to pro bono volunteers, who provide legal advice over the phone.
“Partnering with Legal Aid NC allowed our company to connect attorneys with meaningful pro bono opportunities in our community,” said Chrishon McManus, Counsel and Pro Bono Coordinator at Allspring. “It means a lot to us to give back in a coordinated effort. Lawyer on the Line allows us to do it in a way that does not overwhelm our team.”
“Pro bono allows local attorneys like me to provide meaningful and tangible contributions to our communities,” said Christopher Fernandez, Partner at K&L Gates. “It is very satisfying to put our training to use to help someone in need and who appreciates our time.”
“I greatly enjoyed participating in the Lawyer on the Line clinic,” said Kenya Parrish, Associate at K&L Gates. “Legal Aid NC provided all of the materials and training so that we could easily and quickly assist clients. This was a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community.”
Learn more about pro bono at Legal Aid NC at legalaidnc.org/pro-bono.