2016 - 17 Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee


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






2016-17 Chair 2016-17 Vice-Chair
Corey G. Rosensteel
Suzanne K. Canali



Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019
Issa A. Hall
Lauren V. Lewis
Matthew Mannering
David B. Sherman Jr.

Marissa A. Coyle
Gael Gilles
Hannah F. Little
John W. Reis

Chelsea J. Corey
Cassidy B. Estes-Rogers
Timothy L. Fridley
Lindsay L. Goldsmith


Staff Liaison

Lauren Johns, Legal Services Coordinator, ljohns@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. Interested in joining this committee? Complete the committee interest form.



2015-16 Nonprofit and Client Pro Bono Committee Report
Amanda Anders, Chair & Corey Rosensteel, Vice-Chair


The Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment (PBLR) Committee has been working diligently to oversee and evaluate intake screenings to serve clients who could not utilize or did not qualify for other pro bono services. The Committee reviewed and discussed opportunities to better serve clients, such as exploring the possibility of online pro bono programs, connecting with other nonprofits and reaching out to various legal entities. 
2015-16 Highlights:
This fiscal year, Committee members provided 59 pro bono intake screenings to individuals (including representatives of 3 nonprofits) who were unable to afford legal services and were not helped elsewhere.
The Committee began exploring a potential collaboration with the Charlotte School of Law on a proposal for a student/faculty family law clinic. 
The Committee researched and voted to implement a pro bono website program made possible by the generous support of Baker Donelson in Memphis, TN.  The Committee plans to present the proposal to the MCB Board of Directors in 2016-17.
The Committee decided to try to collaborate with the Mecklenburg County SelfServe Center to coordinate clinics and possibly offer a pro se day in court.