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In these difficult times, it helps to know there is a free online resource available to answer legal questions, including those related to COVID-19. The program is called NC Free Legal Answers and it has been serving income-eligible North Carolinians since 2018. Established in partnership between the North Carolina Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association, NC Free Legal Answers…

4ALL Statewide Service Day Callers

The North Carolina Bar Foundation presented the 13th annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on Friday, March 6. Volunteer attorneys answered 8,788 calls from call centers in Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh and Wilmington. A total of 422 volunteers participated in the annual event. Individually, call centers received the following number of calls: Asheville: 993 Charlotte: 1,267 Fayetteville: 659 Greensboro:…

Jennifer Bennington

It’s fair to say that Jennifer Bennington is passionate about pro bono!  As a partner of the Wilson firm of Beaman & Bennington, PLLC, Jennifer focuses her practice on bankruptcy (representing debtors, creditors, and the trustee), non-bankruptcy work-outs, as well as representing Wilson County DSS in juvenile abuse, neglect, and dependency cases, as well as child support cases. Despite the…

Dan Gibson

When we asked Dan Gibson about the pro bono appeal he’s been successfully handling, one of the first things he did was give credit to others – his mentors, his colleagues, and his client. Gibson’s humility is admirable. But it’s evident that Gibson’s passion for helping others and for appellate law took his advocacy to the next level. The case, Routten…

Kevin Pratt

NCBA member Kevin Pratt understands that pro bono work is an opportunity to demystify the legal process for clients and pave a way for communication that can resolve clients’ issues.  Pratt works on consumer cases with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Lawyer on the Line program, and he also volunteers on landlord-tenant cases with Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte. In…

Steve Epstein

Steve Epstein considers it not only his duty as a lawyer, but his privilege, to provide pro bono service. “If not for me, who will do this work?” he questions. Since April 2010, Steve has spent his days as a Civil Litigation attorney at Poyner Spruill, LLP with a focus in Family Law. By contrast, his pro bono work is…

Nicolette Fulton

The North Carolina Bar Foundation continues to be inspired by the philanthropic spirit of those who support us in our mission: uniting the talent and generosity of the legal profession to be a power of greater good for the people of North Carolina. In this holiday season, we hope you will enjoy the testimonial from Nicolette Fulton, Associate City Attorney…

Impact Report Header

Welcome to the 2019 North Carolina Bar Foundation Impact Report. As you read through the pages that follow, you will see the mission of the North Carolina Bar Foundation at work: uniting the talent and generosity of our profession to be a power of greater good for the people of North Carolina. Our mission reminds us that, as members of…

Kate McCullough

For attorneys working in business law who want to give back, it’s hard to think of a better opportunity than the NC Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (“NC LEAP”). And when it comes to attorneys who have taken that opportunity, Kate McCullough immediately comes to mind. Kate has been an active NC LEAP volunteer since she graduated from Elon University…

This volunteer spotlight shines on Chadwick McCullen and his pro bono work with Wills for Heroes, a pro bono program that utilizes its volunteers to prepare essential legal documents — including wills, living wills, and powers of attorney — free of charge to North Carolina first responders (police officers, sheriff’s deputies, EMS, fire and rescue workers) and their spouses. Chad’s…