2014 - 15 Legal Volunteer Recruitment Committee

 

Connect MCB members with pro bono opportunities in collaborative legal service organizations and special pro bono projects on an as-needed basis.


         Membership          

 

 

2014-15 Chair

        2014-15 Vice-Chair

Evan M. Sauda

        Sarah W. Breen

704/384-2647

        704/338-9200

evan.sauda@smithmoorelaw.com

  sarah.breen@specialcounsel.com 

 

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Denise L. Bessellieu

Lisa C. Flowers

Suzanne K. Canali

Dominique M. Koch

Jason G. Idilbi

John W. Reis

Vacancy

Kevin P. Murphy

John P. Tsahakis

Vacancy

Tin Nguyen

Cynthia Van Horne

Staff Liaison

Shannon Reid, Lawyer Volunteer and Community Services Coordinator, sreid@meckbar.org

 


 

Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Legal Volunteer Recruitment Committee attend monthly committee meetings and assist collaborative organizations such as Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Council for Children's Rights and the SelfServe Center with pro bono projects.  Interested in joining this committee? Complete the committee interest form.


2013-14 Legal Volunteer Recruitment Committee Report

Megan Miller, Chair and Evan Sauda, Vice-Chair

This year, the Committee successfully implemented an online volunteer sign-up form that allows attorneys to idenitify a variety of areas of law in which they would be willing to provide pro bono service.  In addition, the Committee distributed a paper version of the volunteer sign-up form  at Bar meetings and CLEs.  With these new forms, close to 50 new attorneys signed up to take pro bono cases.

The Committee awarded Outstanding Individual and Outstanding Collaborative Project Awards for Extraordinary Pro Bono Service at the Bar Leadership Dinner in January.  Scott Ferguson of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice received the Outstanding Individual Award for his work on a child custory case.  Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein and Duke Energy were awarded the Outstanding Collaborative Project Award for their Crimianl Expungment Project.


 

 

 
Saturday January 31, 2015


 
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Upcoming MCB Events
 

2-5-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series - Getting Lost in Our Own Lives: A Presentation by the North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and hear a high-impact presentation from NCLAP, including a oppotunity for one hour CLE credit. 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the Bar & Foundation Center.

2-7-15 Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession Conference
This annual one-day conference engages minority students in a discussion about the legal profession and law-related careers. Featuring Joe Pierce, Charlotte Hornets General Counsel.

2-25-15 Reception in Honor of Sarah Parker, Chief Justice, Retired
The MCB invites you to a reception in honor of and to celebrate Sarah Parker, Chief Justice, Retired, Supreme Court of NC.

 

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