A Note from the Director
I took some time over the holidays to think about what I wanted to do more of this year. My thoughts focused on spending time with family and friends, being more appreciative of the many gifts I have, helping others, and continuing to grow and learn. Any of this resonate with you?
We hope that the NC Pro Bono Resource Center can be a part of your New Year’s resolutions. We encourage you to look at our site and review more than 30 different pro bono opportunities. These projects offer you the chance to help others. Time commitments vary, and training and mentoring may be available. While carving out dedicated time for pro bono can be challenging, finding your perfect pro bono fit in advance will help.
What would make a pro bono project a satisfying volunteer experience for you? Think about your goals in volunteering:
- Do you want to work directly with clients?
- Do you want to work with, and meet, other attorneys?
- Do you want a flexible opportunity which you can complete during non-business hours?
- Do you want to learn a new skill or area of law?
Whatever your 2018 goals are, consider making pro bono a part of them. At the end of the year, I think you’ll be glad you did.
-- Sylvia Novinsky,
Director, NC Pro Bono Resource Center