Interested in doing pro bono work in North Carolina?
Sign Up for free Membership in the Advocate Resource Center (ARC)
An approved ARC member is able to access resource information , including the "Pro Bono / Volunteer Library" of substantive law informational materials. We suggest that the resource information will be useful for your pro bono work for low-income people in North Carolina.
Take a look at our Pro Bono Opportunities.
Cases and projects are available in counties across North Carolina. Make the difference only a lawyer can make for your financially disadvantaged neighbors.
View useful links:
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC)
...a statewide, nonprofit law firm that operates in all 100 counties through 24 geographically based offices to provide free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunities.
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP)
...a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons in the Charlotte area and in west-central North Carolina.
Pisgah Legal Services(PSL)
...a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to help low-income people meet basic needs; to ensure equal justice for all and to advance and protect the legal rights of low-income people in Buncombe County.
American Bar Association - Center for Pro Bono
...the national source of information, resources and assistance to support, facilitate, and expand the delivery of pro bono legal assistance. The Standing Committee and its project, the Center for Pro Bono, encourage lawyers to do pro bono work and help them connect with opportunities that meet their needs. Such ABA programs, projects and services help pro bono programs, advocates and policymakers address the legal needs of the poor.
Inactive or licensed out of state?
You can still serve as a pro bono attorney supervised by a licensed attorney at a nonprofit legal services organization if you petition for "pro bono practice" status with the North Carolina State Bar.
Visit the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission for more information about the process of seeking pro bono practice status and links to necessary documents.
(NC Lawyers Weekly,
September 27, 2010 Edition)