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National Pro Bono Week

 

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, the Mecklenburg County Bar and its collaborative organizations salute the hundreds of private attorneys and paralegals who donated their time to providing free legal assistance to low-income persons through an organized pro bono program this past year.

 


Pro Bono Celebration Week Spotlight - Melissa Davis Wright

Melissa has handled several cases for the CFCR Custody Advocacy Program.  In her last case, she represented the best interests of two girls, nine and seven.  The case involved a relocation issue and mental health issues of both parents and the children.  Melissa spent a lot time with the children and the parents, consulted the therapists in the case, reviewed hundreds of pages of records, and was able to help the parents and their attorneys resolve a very difficult case in the best interests of the children.  She spent approximately 150 hours on the case.  She established such a strong relationship and bond with the girls, her clients, that they sent her an e-mail after the case was over reporting about their new home and school.  Melissa is completely reliable in her dealings with CFCR staff, the parents, the children and the court.   She never says no.


 

Listed below are the names of those attorneys who donated at least twenty hours to one or more bono cases through the MCB Volunteer Lawyer Program and its collaborative organizations which include the Council for Children's Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont.

  

Megan Adams

 

Thomas Scott Kummer

William  Allen

 

Laura Lawrence

Stephen D Allred

 

Cynthia Pauley Leone

Simone Alston

 

David L.  Levy

John F Ayers III

 

Luis Lluberas-Oliver

R. Locke Beatty

 

Kimberly S.  Loepp

Andrew Bonjean

 

Michael W. Long

Jennie Cordis Boswell

 

Dee Dee Lott

Heyward H Bouknight III

 

Julianna Lowe

Yolanda W.  Brock

 

Ajanaclair Lynch

Benjamin Brummel

 

Nicole Malinko

Sarah Dohoney Byrne

 

Bentford E Martin

John H Capitano

 

Linda K. Montgomery

Cynthia Alexander Capwell

 

John Morris

Linde H. Carley

 

Ashley K.  Neal

Rolly  Chambers

 

Mark A Nebrig

Michael T.  Champion

 

Steve B.  Ockerman

Connor Childress

 

Gertrude Opoku-Mensah

M. Cabell Clay

 

Nicki Fisher  Ostrow

John H (Jack) Cobb

 

Audra Marie Padget

Theresa Conduah

 

Allison C.  Pauls

Michelle Crawford

 

Valerie Pearce

Larry J.  Dagenhart

 

Sean Perrin

Rose Mary Staples Deese

 

Henry N. Pharr III

Deborah Dilman

 

Toniann Primiano

Jo Dobbins

 

Donald Rawlins

Jeremy Dunn

 

Jonathan Ray

NaaDei Dzani

 

Sharon  Reece

Matthew C Ennis

 

Paul A.  Reichs

William L Esser IV

 

John Reis

Jacqueline Ferrell

 

Michelle Marie Reyes

John Floyd

 

Virginia Rolfes

Denzil H. Forrester

 

Corey Rose

Jason A. Friday

 

Neil Sandler

Benjamin P. Fryer

 

Mark Sanofsky

Nathan C Fuller

 

Evan Sauda

Timothy H. Graham

 

Makila Sands Scruggs

Robert Hahn

 

Julie Seidenstein

Sheri A.  Harrison

 

Marie C.  Shea

Peggy H.  Hey

 

Russell F.  Sizemore

Cory Hohnbaum

 

Ella-Marie Smith

Tommy Holderness

 

Steven T Snyder

Katherine Holliday

 

Stacy  Stevenson

Jenny Pruitt Holman

 

Edward Taylor Stukes

James (Jim) D.  Horne, Jr.

 

Scott Alan Thomas

Chip Howes

 

William E.  Underwood

N. Renee Hughes

 

Cynthia L Van Horne

James D Humphries IV

 

Lauren M. Vaughn

Preston Hurrell

 

M. Neya Warren

Catherine V. M.  Hutasuhut

 

Karen C.  Weatherly

Robert Jenkins

 

Allen West

Richard  Johnson

 

Joshua D Whitlock

Jeffrey A.  Kadis

 

Amy R Worley

Matt Kain

 

Barbara H. Wright

Ted Kaplan

 

Melissa Davis Wright

K. Mitchell Kelling

 

Stephen Yoost

Kimberly Kirk

 

Mary Yoost

Richard F.  Kronk

 

Angie Hardister Zimmern

 

We congratulate and thank all of you for your service to the legal profession and for your commitment to providing justice for the people of Mecklenburg County. If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise to provide legal assistance to low-income clients, please visit the MCB VLP page for opportunities and links to other legal services organizations needing assistance.

 

Special thanks to our firm and law department Pro Bono Coordinators that serve as an important nexus to attorneys and pro bono work! 

 

 

To add a name to this list, please contact Mary Jordan M. Samuel at mjsamuel@meckbar.org.


 

 

 
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