May 6, 2021
The N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center has recognized 20 Nelson Mullins North Carolina attorneys who provided 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services in 2020 in its latest Pro Bono Honor Roll.
“The past year has been a challenging one for us all. A global pandemic has fundamentally altered how our justice system operates for many months, challenging our shared abilities to help meet the legal needs of North Carolinians,” wrote Paul Newby, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, to the state’s attorneys. “However, our state’s legal profession has risen to this challenge. Many North Carolina attorneys recognized the needs brought about by COVID-19 and provided pro bono legal services to help ensure that ‘justice shall be administered without favor, denial, or delay,’ as is mandated by our state’s Constitution.”
North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 encourages all North Carolina attorneys to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services each year to those who are unable to pay, without expectation of fee. The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center helps attorneys looking to fulfill this professional responsibility find the best pro bono opportunity for them and to encourage others to do the same.
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