This article originally appeared in the May 2022 issue of North Carolina Lawyer Magazine. Read the complete article written by Russell Rawlings and view all NC Lawyer issues at ncbar.org/nc-lawyer.
Every 4ALL Statewide Service Day is unique, perhaps none more so than in recent years as the North Carolina Bar Foundation worked through the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
But for 15 years and counting, the success of every 4ALL event has hinged on the volunteer spirit of North Carolina’s legal community and the eager participation of North Carolina Bar Association members across the state.
The 2022 4ALL Statewide Service Day was on Friday, March 4, and conducted virtually for the second consecutive year. Nearly 400 volunteers – attorneys, paralegals, law students – stepped up to answer more than 7,000 calls.
Every call was different, and every volunteer has a story to tell about their 4ALL experience. Let’s hear from a random sampling of members who played their respective parts in this year’s event and responded to our request for comments.