A Note from the Director
Last week, Chief Justice Martin sent an email to North Carolina attorneys encouraging them to share information about their pro bono legal service with the NC Pro Bono Resource Center. Included in this letter is the following quote: "We are fortunate to be a part of a profession working toward the ideal of equal justice under law, which is one of the ultimate goals of our legal system. One integral way that we as North Carolina lawyers move closer to this ideal is through providing pro bono legal services to the citizens of our state who are unable to afford private representation."
By reporting and encouraging your peers to report their pro bono legal services, you are helping to capture a picture of pro bono volunteerism in our state that can help us to improve it. This picture helps us celebrate the good work being done, identify gaps in services that are still needed, and strategize the recruitment of additional services to be provided. Don't miss your chance to share this important information -- the deadline to report is March 31, 2018.
-- Sylvia Novinsky,
Director, NC Pro Bono Resource Center