Troutman Sanders LLP - Raleigh Office honors pro bono work
At their annual Pro Bono Breakfast on April 15, 2010, the Troutman Sanders LLP - Raleigh office honored 11 attorneys and one paralegal from their staff for outstanding pro bono work in 2009.
Recognized for contributing from 20-49 pro bono hours to various clients were:
Honored for donating more than 50 pro bono hours last year were:
Jamie Cox, who helped several non-profit organizations with their applications for tax-exempt status, and helped the Triangle Greenways Council with their acquisitions of land to be used for conservation and recreation.
Ann Stuart drafted estate documents for a Duplin County resident who had advanced MS and also assisted the victim of a massive mortgage loan swindle in regaining clear title to his property.
Martin Warfand paralegal Tracy Bowling together favorably settled the case of a client who was injured when struck by a door being forcibly opened by her landlord.
These four names will be added to the Troutman Sanders Pro Bono Wall of Fame.
The firm also made a financial contribution in their names to Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a national non-profit organization that provides legal assistance to unaccompanied children in U.S. immigration proceedings.
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[From April 2010 edition of Troutman Sanders "Pro Bono Exchange" newsletter.]
On Saturday, March 18, 2010, troutmans Sanders - Raleigh office paralegal Judy Smith volunteered as a notrary public with the Young Lawyers Division of the NC Bar Association at a free legal clinic referred to as "Project Grace." This project is designed to provide health care powers of attorney, living wills and HIPAA forms to underprivileged North Carolinians. The clinic was held at Campbell Law School in Raleigh. A team of three, including a lawyer, paralegal/notary public, and a witness (most were first-year law students from Campbell Law School) served in individual stations that met with participants.