September 27, 2017
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Bar Association Foundation has honored Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP with its Large Law Firm Award, which recognizes the pro bono efforts from among law firms employing 30 or more attorneys in North Carolina. The North Carolina Justice Center nominated the Firm, citing the work of attorneys in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem. Charlotte partner Paul Osowski accepted the award on behalf of the Firm.
Firm attorneys in North Carolina were recognized for their help in landlord-tenant matters for low-income families, including a class action matter in conjunction with the justice center that resulted in a $110,000 settlement. They also have completed loan closings for Habitat for Humanity in Mecklenburg County, obtained protection orders for domestic violence victims through Safe Alliance, completed wills for homeowners at Habitat for Humanity in Winston-Salem, helped prepare tax returns for members of the military through the ABA Adopt-A-Base Project, represented the Humane Society of Concord, and provided pro bono advice and counsel for the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, among other activities.
In 2016, the Firm donated 3.2 percent of all client hours to pro bono, which is the equivalent of 30,888 pro bono hours.
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