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

         

2018-19 Chair 2018-19 Vice-Chair
Hannah F. Little
704/442-8000
hannah.little@garfinkelimmigration.com
Chelsea J. Corey
704/503-2600
CCorey@kslaw.com
 

 

 

Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Asya S. Bynum
Cassidy Estes-Rogers
Jeremy B. Smith

Laura B. Burt
Elizabeth James
David B. Sherman Jr.

Christine L. Camacho
Rachel Rogers Hamrick
Amanda P. Nitto

 

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. 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. Interested in joining this committee? The application for this year's committee volunteers is now available and must be completed by May 31, 2019. Click here to complete the committee interest form.

 


 2017-18 Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee Report
Suzanne K. Canali, Chair and John W. Reis, Vice-Chair

The Pro Bono & Legal Recruitment Committee seeks to place those who cannot afford legal services and who are not served elsewhere with MCB volunteer attorneys. The Committee also recruits MCB members for pro bono projects as requested by outside organizations.

2017-18 Highlights:

  • The Committee screened 77 clients for pro bono services.  The primary area of need continues to be for family law services.
  • The Committee received 5 requests from outside organizations for assistance in recruiting MCB attorneys for pro bono projects.
  • The Committee collaborated with the North Carolina Bar Association in expanding the ABA Free Legal Answers program.  It now serves both Mecklenburg County residents and residents statewide.

To learn more about becoming a pro bono volunteer, please click here.    

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