Current MCB Volunteer Opportunities
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 Shannon Reid at 704/375-8624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCB Direct Case Placement Pro Bono Program
The MCB recently launched a direct case placement pro bono program and volunteer attorneys are needed. We are working in conjuction with Legal Aid of NC and Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy to assist those clients they are unable to serve. Cases will be assigned on a rotating basis depending upon the area(s) of law for which you register. The time commitment could be a little as one to two cases a year. Areas for which attorneys are needed immediately are family law, landlord/tenant, foreclosure and bankruptcy. 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 Shannon Reid at 704/375-8624 or email@example.com.
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 Shannon Reid at 704/375-8624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MCB has 24 committees that work to advance the mission and goals of the MCB. Committee membership is dependent on need, capacity and terms of each committee.
MCB Young Lawyers Division Committees
The MCB Young Lawyers Division has 6 committees that work to advance the goals of the YLD. Committee membership is dependent on need, capacity and terms of each committee.