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Cases are available in a number of counties across North Carolina. Make the difference only a lawyer can make for your financially disadvantaged neighbors. Choose a case or project listed on the website...or click here for the Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Coordinator who serves your county.


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Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC)
LSC funded
...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. ["Sign-up for Pro bono" form] [PAI Coordinators]

[more "Useful Links"]

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.


Website Sponsors

  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • NC Bar Association Foundation
  • Legal Services Corporation

What's New

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.


Legal Services programs recognize pro bono volunteers during National Celebrate Pro Bono Week
October 22-26, 2012

Gaston County Volunteer Lawyers Receive Annual Awards


Front row: Ashley E. Lorance, R. Dennis Lorance, Nancy E. Foltz; back row, Douglas P. Arthurs and Emily H. Leazer.

Lincoln County Volunteer Attorney Receives Pro Bono Award

Cleveland County Volunteer Lawyers Recognized

Nichole Greene and Jeannette Reeves

Gaston County VLP Recognizes Five Attorneys for Pro Bono Contributions


Campbell Protects the Great Indoors


"Thoughts on BETTER PRACTICES for Pro Bono Legal Services for Clients of Legal Services Organizations"

Ted Fillette, Sr. Managing Attorney, Legal Aid of NC (Charlotte)


Raleigh Attorneys deliver the baby!!!

Catherine R. Bailey, Esq.Erin M. Graber, Esq.

Catherine R. Bailey & Erin M. Graber


William L. Esser, IV.
didn't give up on his pro bono case

William L. Esser, Esq. - Parker Poe (Charlotte)


NC Bar Association
Presents 2011 Pro Bono Awards

Robert J. Hahn, Esq. - Hunton & Williams (2011 William L. Thorp Award Pro Bono Attorney of the Year)
Robert J. Hahn
2011 William L. Thorp Award


NC Bar Association
inaugurating "Call 4ALL"
for volunteer attorneys

Year-around Pro Bono Program


NCBA's Disaster Legal Services
Program activated

North Carolina Bar Association
Volunteer to help
persons affected by April 16


WFU law students partner with
Legal Aid of NC to assist
Lumbee tribe members

Wake Forest University School of Law

4ALL Statewide Service Day
Record-Setting Success

March 4, 2011


New Pro Bono Director
at NC Bar Association

Mary Horowitz, NC Bar Association
Mary Horowitz

Marion attorney receives
Governor's Medallion Award
for Volunteer Service

Sharon L. Parker, Esq. (Dameron, Burgin, Parker & Jackson, PA)
Sharon L. Parker


Mecklenburg County Bar VLP Volunteer Spotlight

Jennie C. Boswell, Alston & Byrd, LLP

Jennie C. Boswell


Access to Justice Campaigns

under way across N.C


Wills For Heroes Program
Serves 175 In Charlotte


New Hanover Bar Association
honors pro bono attorneys

Auley M.

Auley M. Crouch III


Mecklenburg County Bar VLP Volunteer Spotlight

Ajanaclair Lynch, Mayer Brown LLP

Ajanaclair Lynch


"Legal Aid struggles
to place cases with lawyers
in rural areas"

(NC Lawyers Weekly,
September 27, 2010 Edition)


"FREE" CLE Event for
Pro bono Attorneys

Celebrate Pro Bono Week, October 24-30

Orange County Courthouse
Friday, October 29
(10:30 AM - 2:00 PM)


Young Lawyers making an
impact in support of
Legal Aid of NC

Legal Aid of North Carolina


"Closing the Gap with...Pro Bono Externs"


UNC School of Law



NC Bar Association
presents 2010 Pro Bono Awards

Cynthia Alleman accepts the 2010 WIlliam L.Thorp Pro Bono Award from NCBA Presidnet John Wester.
Cynthia Alleman

receives NCBA's
2010 William L. Thorp Award
(Pro Bono Attorney of the Year)


John L. Sarratt recognized
for leadership of
Triangle A2J Campaign

John L, Sarratt of Harris, Winfield, Sarratt & Hodges, LLP


Pro bono family law attorneys
may seek fees


Pro bono service helps with IRS matter in Raleigh

W. Brodie Burwell, Jr., Pinna Johnston Burwell, PABill Higgins

W. Brodie Burwell, Jr. & Bill Higgins


Pro bono attorney in Cary
helps reunite mother & children

Scott Montgomery

Scott Montgomery
Montgomery Family Law

Rule 6.1 adopted:
What does this mean?

Michelle Cofield, NC Bar Association

Michelle Cofield


Gaston County
Volunteer Lawyers recognized
for pro bono service in 2009!!!


2010 Pro bono Awards
set for NCBA Annual Meeting


Troutman Sanders LLP
Raleigh Office

honors pro bono work


Holderness named
UNC School of Law's
2010 Alumnus of Year
for pro bono work

Thomas P. Holderness
Thomas P. Holderness
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson


Legal Aid of NC honors 2009
pro bo efforts in Winston Salem

Paul C. Shepard
Paul C. Shepard
Volunteer Attorney of Year

UNC Law School Pro Bono Program to receive award


"No Excuse For Not Listening To The Wisdom Of Dr. Seuss"

Craig D. Cannon, Esq.


NC Bar Association's
4ALL Statewide Service Day
considered "Huge Success"

8,467 calls


Charlotte volunteer attorney exceeds client's expectations
Danielle Walther
Nexsen Pruet, PLLC


"Could there be a right to counsel in civil cases?"
(11/09/09 NC Lawyers Weekly article)


NC IOLTA Celebrates
25th Anniversary

[Click here to view 3-part series
from NC State Bar Journal.]

NCBA receives national awards for 4LL efforts


NCBA presents 2009 Pro Bono Awards

Tom Berkau (left) receives NCBA's
2009 William L. Thorp Award
(Pro Bono Attorney of the Year)

Pro bono attorney helps widower in Wake County

Rebecca L. Stevens
Stevens and Hand, PLLC

Excellent work by
Legal Aid NC summer intern

Mike Sprague

Elon Univ. School of Law
NCBA selected for 2009 Harrison Tweed Award


Hunton & Williams LLP's Charlotte Office Honored for Pro Bono Work

Gaston County VLP recognizes pro bono attorneys


E. Carol Spruill praised for building thriving pro bono community at Duke Law School

[also recieves A. Kenneth Pye Award from Duke Law School]
E. Carol Spruill

[also see Spruill's updated bio]


Legal Aid of NC celebrates pro bono efforts in Winston-Salem

Kilpatrick-Stockton, LLP Firm of the Year Award
Campbell appointed to UNC-CH Pro Bono/Public Service subcommittee

Ashley Huffstetler Campbell
Ragsdale Liggett PLLC

NCBA's second statewide service day successful

NCBA President Charles Becton issues call for LANC volunteers


Durham pro bono attorney helps Johnston County mother

Lawrence Wittenberg
Roberti, Wittenberg, Lauffer, & Wicker

Law firm provides more than legal services to family at Christmas

Matt Little & Sharon Scudder,
Teague, Campbell, Dennis & Gorham LLP

[Click here to view story.]

Pro-Bono work in a slow economy:
View it as an asset


Veteran Volunteer Attorney
Shares Expertise

Mark E. Sullivan
[Click here to view story.]


Durham attorney practicing law for free at Legal Aid of NC

Jeremy T. Browner
[Click here to view story.]

Wake County Pro bono attorney helps client get restitution from landlord!

Benn A. Brewington, III
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP

NCBA presents
2008 Pro Bono Awards
[Click here to view story.]

Christopher Graebe (right) of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice in Raleigh (right)
receives NCBA's
2008 William L. Thorp Award
(Pro Bono Attorney of the Year)

Public Service Day a Resounding

...On Friday, April 4, 2008,
it happened in a very big way.
...More than 700 lawyers
to provide free legal information
at eight call centers statewide.


Attorneys volunteer to help
low-income families with
mortgage foreclosure defense

[Click here to view details.]

NCBA announces
"4ALL" Campaign
to make legal aid available to all
North Carolinians
NCBA Justice4All

[Click hereto view details.]

NCBA presents
2007 Pro Bono Awards

[Click hereto view story.]

Reid C. "Cal" Adams(left) of
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
receives NCBA's
2007 William L. Thorp Award
(Pro Bono Attorney of the Year)

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