Duke Energy, McGuireWoods partner up for pro bono clinic
CHARLOTTE — Lawyers and summer associates from Duke Energy and McGuireWoods partnered up to provide free legal advice to our clients struggling with serious housing-conditions issues at a pro bono clinic June 28 in Charlotte. The clinic was part of our Lawyer on the Line pro bono program, which connects clients with common legal issues to pro bono volunteers, who provide free legal advice over the phone.
“Pro bono is a priority for us as a company, because so often these clients are also our customers,” said Alex Castle, Deputy General Counsel of Duke Energy. “We want to take care of the people in our communities who can’t otherwise afford these types of services. We really appreciate McGuireWoods and Legal Aid NC working with us to give us the opportunity to do this work.”
“Our firm is very supportive of pro bono work,” said Angie Zimmern, Pro Bono Director at McGuireWoods, “but the real hallmark of our firm is the dedication of individual attorneys. Our attorneys do pro bono because they believe in it and have a passion for it — and Legal Aid NC makes it easy for us. It’s a pleasure to partner with you, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”