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Serving Statewide Across A Very Wide State: Pro Bono Needs Are Evident In Every District

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

When the fifth edition of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society was announced earlier this year, Foundation and Development Manager Jared Smith of the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Commission included a listing of the pro bono attorneys by judicial district.

In so doing, Smith helped underscore a very important aspect of the N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center initiative: the legal needs of our citizens are as vast as the state is wide.

Fortunately, thanks in large part to the members of the North Carolina Bar Association and the programs of the North Carolina Bar Foundation, pro bono service and pro bono opportunities are accessible from every county in the state.