Over the past three months, since Hurricane Florence devastated counties throughout Eastern North Carolina, over 200 hundred pro bono attorneys, paralegals and law students have volunteered to provide crucial legal services to low-income survivors of the storm. Volunteers have assisted with intake and pro bono referrals through the Disaster Legal Services Hotline, a service provided by the NCBA Young Lawyers Division with support from the NC Bar Foundation Disaster Legal Services Fund.
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.
“The volunteer spirit that [NCBA members] have as a voluntary bar is contagious. We are glad and hopeful that we continue to have this connection, and that people are willing to do more.”
ABA President Bob Carlson