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North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society Shines Bright Light On NCBA + NCBF

This article originally appeared in the August 2021 issue of North Carolina Lawyer Magazine. Read the complete article written by Russell Rawlings and view all NC Lawyer issues at

“The North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society celebrates those attorneys who have met their professional responsibility enshrined in Rule 6.1, increasing access to justice for those in need. The Society allows the North Carolina legal profession to celebrate the importance of attorney volunteerism and encourage colleagues and peers to get involved.”

The fifth edition of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society was announced on May 10. As noted above from the website of N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center, the Honor Society is deeply rooted in North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1, which “encourages North Carolina attorneys to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono legal services each year to those who are unable to pay.”