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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…

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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…

Heather Culp

January 1st: a new year. For many, it will mean setting new intentions for the year, ordering new calendars, or finally setting aside that one bad habit. For Attorney Heather Culp of Essex Richards, P.A. in Charlotte, it means the start of another goal – complete at least fifty (more) hours of pro bono work for her fellow North Carolinians….

2017-18 Impact by the Numbers The North Carolina Bar Foundation’s mission to “Unite the talent and generosity of our profession to be a power of greater good for the people of North Carolina” means our signature pro bono and public service programs thrive because of the talent and generosity of volunteers and donors. NC Free Legal Answers, the Foundation’s newest pro bono program,…

In the most recent grant cycle, the Foundation’s Endowment was able to award 44 grants to deserving organizations and programs that advance the Foundation’s values. Justice and Liberty Funds, raised in honor of NCBA member attorneys, are just one of the ways donors contribute to the growth of the Endowment.