Nominations Sought for Extraordinary Pro Bono Service

The Mecklenburg County Bar welcomes nominations for the 2018-19 MCB Extraordinary Pro Bono Service Awards. This year's categories are:

Outstanding Individual Attorney
This individual has contributed extraordinary service to the provision of pro bono services for indigents, children, or non-profit organizations by providing legal services directly or by developing programs or projects within the volunteer’s firm.

Outstanding Collaborative Project
This association of MCB members has accomplished any one or combination of the following:

  • Contributed an extraordinary amount of pro bono services directly to indigents, children, or non-profit agencies serving indigents or children; or
  • Provided an extraordinary impact for justice to indigents, or children, or developed particularly innovative or enduring projects or programs that serve indigents, children, or non-profit organizations that serve indigents or children; or
  • Demonstrated a dramatic improvement in its pro bono services to indigents, children, or non-profit organizations that served indigents or children in the previous year.

Please submit nominations to before 5 p.m. on January 8, 2019. Any attorney or law firm may submit nominations. Nominations should state all relevant information, including the types of volunteer work performed, the approximate number of pro bono hours worked (if known), and the impact of the nominee's volunteer work. Winners will receive their awards at the annual Bar Leadership Dinner on February 7, 2019.