Mecklenburg County Bar

 

Lawyers As Volunteers

 

The Lawyers As Volunteers Advisory (LAVA) Panel strives to increase volunteerism within the Bar and coordinate among the various MCB committees, sections, divisions, the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation and collaborative legal organizations. 

 

The Panel also oversees the activities of three MCB committees: 

Legal Volunteer Recruitment, Nonprofits and Client Pro Bono, and Community Services.

 

Pro Bono Volunteer Enrollment Form

 


 

Legal Volunteer Recruitment Committee connects MCB members with pro bono opportunities in collaborative legal service organizations and special pro bono projects on an as-needed basis. 

 

Area Legal Service Providers:

 

Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC)

LANC focuses on housing law, domestic violence protective orders and some family law for domestic violence victims, housing law and unemployment insurance. LANC requires that all its clients earn less than 125% of the Federal Poverty level. MCB assists LANC with volunteer recruitment and training, and will take on short term special projects when there is a specific case type or client group that needs special attention.

 

Legal Service of Southern Piedmont (LSSP)

LSSP is Mecklenburg County's oldest nonprofit law firm. They handle a wide variety of case types including representation of the elderly, tax matters, consumer law, health care and public benefits, and some immigration cases. Clients of LSSP must make less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines. MCB assists LSSP with volunteer recruitment and training, and will take on short term special projects when there is a specific case type or client group that needs special attention.

 

Council for Children's Rights (CFCR)

The CFCR represents children in high conflict custody cases through its Custody Advocate Program. Volunteer attorneys are needed to serve as Custody Advocates. There are also programs to assist children who are facing suspension and expulsion from CMS, ensuring that these children get due process at these disciplinary hearings. MCB assists the CFCR by managing a twice yearly recruitment drive among Bar members for the Custody Advocate Program.

 

26th Judicial District SelfServe Center (SSC)

The SSC has been open since 1999. They began by providing forms for simple divorce to litigants who are representing themselves (pro se). The SSC now offers scores of forms in English and Spanish, clinics, videos and research resources for pro se litigants. MCB worked with the center to establish the Attorney for the Day program, in which volunteer attorneys meet with pro se litigants to help them with custody, visitation and divorce cases.

 

Attorney for the Day Program with SelfServe Center

Volunteer attorneys take special CLE trainings and work shifts in the SelfServe Center. Pro Se litigants are able to make appointments to see the attorney for the day and have their pleadings reviewed before they go to court.  If you are interesting in participating in this program, please contact Heather Blackley at 704/375-8624 or hblackley@meckbar.org.

 


 

Nonprofits and Client Pro Bono Committee provides direct case placement for nonprofits and individual clients who cannot afford representation and who are not served elsewhere. 

Pro Bono for Nonprofits Program Transactional matters are handled by volunteer business law attorneys on behalf of charitable organizations. Real estate transactions, trademark and intellectual property and incorporations are the most common case types.  If you are interested in serving as a volunteer business law attorney, please contact Heather Blackley at 704/375-8624 or hblackley@meckbar.org. 

 

Veterans Pro Bono Program

The MCB recently launched a pro bono program for veterans in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.  The program handles cases in all areas of the law for those veterans whom Legal Services of Southern Piedmont cannot assist under their veterans program.  LSSP offers assistance with Disability Coverage, VA Pension Benefits, VA Benefits Overpayments and Discharge Upgrades.  To volunteer, please fill out the Pro Bono Volunteer Enrollment Form.

 

Wills & Estates Programs

Wills, healthcare powers of attorney and other advance directives are drafted by volunteer attorneys recruited through the MCB Estate Planning and Probate Section. The program currently receives clients only from Habitat for Humanity homeowners.  If you are interested in preparing a will or estate for a Habitat for Humanity homeowner, please contact Ruth Tankersley at 704/375-8624 or rtankersley@meckbar.org.

 


 

Community Services Committee seeks to improve and prioritize the Bars volunteer outreach opportunities and to collaborate with the community on legal issues, the legal system, and school and community needs.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please complete a committee interest form

 
 
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