Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee


Recruits legal volunteers and provides direct case placement for nonprofits and individual clients who cannot afford representation and are not served elsewhere; and recruits Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) members for pro bono opportunities with legal service organizations as requested.

 


Membership

         

2020-21 Chair 2020-21 Vice Chair
David B. Sherman Jr.
704/248-7976
dsherman@handslawonline.com
Rachel D. Rogers Hamrick
704/347-0110
rachel@tombushlaw.com
 

 

 

Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023

Christine L. Camacho
Mark Taylor
Amanda P. Nitto

Ben Pleune
Nancy Roberts
Raeneice Taltoan
Emily Morris
Bo Caudill
Carolyn Krueger-Andes

 

Staff Liaison
Shannon Reid, Associate Executive Director - sreid@meckbar.org

 


 Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee attend monthly committee meetings, screen individuals and nonprofits seeking legal services, and work to recruit volunteer attorneys for the MCB Pro Bono Program as well as other legal services organizations. This committee meets on the second Wednesday every month from 12 – 1 p.m. Committee members need to volunteer about 2 additional hours per month outside of committee meetings fielding client intakes and preparing status updates for the committee.

 


 2019-20 Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee Report
Chelsea J. Corey, Chair and David B. Sherman, Jr., Vice-Chair

Throughout the 2019-20 year, the Pro Bono & Legal Recruitment Committee spent the bulk of its efforts on developing a plan and materials for its first ever Pro Bono Family Law Clinic.  That clinic took place in February 2020 and was a great success, serving more than 50 community members in a single evening at the Bar & Foundation Center.

The mission of the Pro Bono & Legal Recruitment Committee is to place with MCB volunteer attorneys those who cannot afford legal services and who are not served elsewhere. The Committee also recruits MCB members for pro bono projects as requested by outside organizations.  If you or your organization have an idea for a project or you are interested in becoming a pro bono volunteer, please email Associate Executive Director Shannon R. Reid at sreid@meckbar.org.

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