Foundation Impact At A Glance: Statewide Impact

2017-18 statewide program impact by the numbers.

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LIFT: Law Institute for Teachers

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Members Share Glimpse Into Their Corner Of The World During Foundation Gathering

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NCBF Wills for Heroes Pro Bono Program Brings Peace of Mind to NC First Responders

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Wills For Heroes “Hits For The Cycle”

The North Carolina Bar Foundation’s ambitious quest to host Wills for Heroes clinics at every North Carolina law school in a single bar year came to fruition on Saturday, March 16, when Campbell L

This is why the North Carolina Bar Foundation provides Wills for Heroes, and this is why they came: Derek and Brandi Morris with their daughter, Tatum.

aw School hosted the NCBF’s acclaimed pro bono program.

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4ALL: The Tradition Continues

The North Carolina Bar Foundation presented the 12th annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 1.

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Wills for Heroes: Serving Those Who Serve Us All

Wills for Heroes, a pro bono program of the North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF), has been in existence in North Carolina for more than a decade.  Next Clinics March 9 (Duke Law) and March 16 (Campbell Law).

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Wills For Heroes Warms The Heart, Serves The Greater Good At NCCU School Of Law

The North Carolina Bar Foundation presented an NCBF Wills for Heroes Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, hosted by North Carolina Central School of Law in Durham.

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4ALL Statewide Service Day Scheduled Friday, March 1

The North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) will present the 12th annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 1. Through this pro bono program, traditionally held on the first Friday in March, attorneys provide free legal information to citizens throughout the state from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Site Visits Let Members See the Impact of NCBF Endowment Funds ‘One child at a time.’

“One child at a time.”

That’s how staff at the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina prefer to think about their work providing legal assistance to hundreds of children involved in high-conflict custody and domestic violence cases in Central North Carolina every year. CLC staff meticulously track the case outcomes in order to share impact data with their program funders, including the NC Bar Foundation Endowment.

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The YLD: Brewing for the Greater Good

The NCBA Young Lawyers Division has long been a significant volunteer force behind all of the Foundation’s pro bono and public service programs and the YLD and NCBF are pleased to announce a new series of social events to benefit the North Carolina Bar Foundation. Brewing For the Greater Good socials bring together local area YLD and NCBA members – along with their families, friends and colleagues – for fun and philanthropy. Join us! 

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ABA President Bob Carlson applauds NC Disaster Legal Services Efforts

American Bar Association President Bob Carlson visited the NC Bar Center on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to discuss North Carolina Disaster Legal Services (DLS) and ongoing efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Florence.

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Foundation Impact At A Glance: Annual Fund Campaign

NCBF signature pro bono and public service programs are made possible through the support of the Annual Fund.

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Foundation Impact At A Glance: NCBF Endowment

The NCBF Endowment provides grants to NC organization that advance the Foundation’s values of access to justice, volunteer service, civic education and professionalism.

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A Power of Greater Good for the People of North Carolina

We envision a vibrant North Carolina where legal services are available to all, regardless of ability to pay; where members of the legal profession provide community service and leadership that profoundly impact the public, thereby demonstrating the value of our profession to society; and where all North Carolinians understand and have confidence in a legal system that serves them. This vision becomes a reality with your generous philanthropic support.

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Hold a Pro Bono Clinic in Your Office with NC Free Legal Answers!

Find out how Womble Bond Dickinson partnered with NC Free Legal Answers to bring together a diverse group of their practicing attorneys for a pro bono experience right from the convenience of their Raleigh and RTP office locations.

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L.P. Hornthal Jr. ‘Surprised’ by Justice Fund Honor

Friends and family of Attorney Tony Hornthal gathered in Manteo on Nov. 2 for a surprise announcement and plaque presentation of the L.P. Hornthal Jr. Justice Fund.  Hornthal has demonstrated exceptional leadership throughout his career, including service as the 102nd president of the North Carolina Bar Association.

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North Carolina Bar Foundation Launches Inaugural Leadership Gift Campaign

North Carolina Bar Association and Foundation leaders invited to bolster support for programs supported by the NCBF Annual Fund.

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Wills for Heroes Volunteers Provide Peace of Mind for First Responders

Through the Wills for Heroes program, volunteer attorneys honor first responders by preparing free wills, health care powers of attorney and general powers of attorney for North Carolina’s emergency services workers and their families, who put their lives on the line every day to protect the public.

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2018-19 Annual Fund Campaign Launches with Gratitude

Your gift to the NCBF supports public service and pro bono programs across North Carolina, including 4ALL State Service Day, Lawyers for Literacy, NC Free Legal Answers, NC Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP), Middle School Mock Trial and Wills for Heroes.

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Wade M. Smith Justice Fund Dedication: Honoring Service in the Pursuit of Justice

The North Carolina Bar Foundation dedicated the Wade M. Smith Justice Fund to Benefit Legal Aid of North Carolina on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary. The fund will help the NCBF Endowment sustain and strengthen its support of civil legal services for low-income persons across the state through its Legal Aid of North Carolina Fund.

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Supporting Children Of Law Enforcement: The Hubert B. Humphrey Justice Fund

For more than three decades, donors to the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment have empowered the Endowment to make grants that help change and improve the lives of North Carolinians.

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Lawyers For Literacy: The Bar Foundation’s Fastest-Growing Civic Education Program

Through the Lawyers for Literacy civic education program, volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students spend time reading to and with at-risk elementary school students. Over the course of four weeks, meeting together for a few hours a week, volunteers share their love of books, civics and U.S. history while helping children become better readers.

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First-Time Donors Help the Annual Fund Support Communities Statewide

Your gift to the NCBF supports public service and pro bono programs across North Carolina, including 4ALL State Service Day, Lawyers for Literacy, NC Free Legal Answers, NC Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP), Middle School Mock Trial and Wills for Heroes.
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NC Free Legal Answers: Pro Bono At Your Fingertips

Volunteers for NC Free Legal Answers can offer pro bono clients speedy access to the help they need, and they can do it on their schedules.

 

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Tax Attorneys Serve the Military With Pro Bono Help

Your gift to the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment supports programs that empower attorneys to provide service in their communities, like the North Carolina Bar Association Tax Section’s Adopt-A-Base program.

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The Impact of Legal Feeding Frenzy

Your gift to the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment supports programs that empower attorneys to provide service in their communities, like YLD’s Legal Feeding Frenzy campaign.

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Visionary Donor’s Gift Boosts the NCBF’s Support Of Legal Aid

The North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) has received its largest gift ever as the result of planned gifts totaling nearly $1 million from the late Charles D. Dixon.

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Answer the Call: 4ALL Volunteers Make a Difference

4ALL empowers attorneys to profoundly impact the lives of thousands of North Carolinians by lending an ear, answering questions, providing information and directing callers to much-needed legal resources.

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A Sweet Idea In Need of a Legal Boost 

Steven’s Sweet Creations is a success story made possible by NC LEAP, your Foundation’s North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program.

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Introducing the Platt D. Walker Society Class of 2018

The North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) is pleased to announce the Platt D. Walker Society Class of 2018. The Society, named in honor of the first president of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), recognizes members and friends who include the Foundation in their personal estate plans.

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Why Pro Bono?

During Pro Bono Week, the North Carolina Bar Foundation asked 160 new attorneys why they were willing to give their time and talents freely to help the underserved. Here are their answers.

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Attorney Team Rallies To Help Domestic Violence Victims After Cuts To Legal Aid Budget

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Wills For Heroes: Volunteers Provide Security, Peace Of Mind For First Responders

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How Pro Bono Service Restored Victims’ ‘Faith In Humanity’ After Hurricane Matthew’s Devastation

Volunteer lawyers supported by the North Carolina Bar Foundation helped more than 300 people recover and return home in the wake of the 2016 storm.

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Lawyer-Turned-Teacher Says Mock Trial Competition Teaches Students To Think On Their Feet

The mock trial program helps students to become confident in themselves and their abilities. Students who participate in mock trial not only learn about the justice system but acquire important skills that help them succeed in and out of the classroom

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Allan Head Left a Legacy Of Leadership

The North Carolina Bar Association fluorished under the guidance of long-time executive director Allan Head. Among his contributions was the founding of the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment.

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