Entries by Pro Bono

2024 Pro Bono Recipients Announced

The 2024 Pro Bono Award winners have been selected and will be recognized during the NCBA Annual Meeting on Friday, June 21, 2024, in Charlotte. The honorees are: Greenblatt Outstanding Lawyer Award: Rona Karacaova – Legal Aid of North Carolina Thorp Pro Bono Service Award: Kerry A. Friedman – Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, PA […]

Pro Bono Spotlight: Martin Warf

By Sidney Thomas “There are a few reasons I commit to pro bono work. First, it can be a nice shift from the normal concerns over disputes about money. Second, if I can find a project that helps me grow my skills or better my understanding on a section of law, then it’s the best […]

Pro Bono Spotlight: Heir Property Pro Bono Project

By Allison Constance Across North Carolina, family land is lost, and people struggle to obtain benefits because they do not have a clear or marketable title to the home passed down to them. Fortunately, the North Carolina Bar Foundation, the NCBA Real Property Section, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Pisgah Legal Services, and the Land […]

Pro Bono Spotlight: Adam Arthur

By Katherine Asaro “In general, I am a firm believer in “To whom much is given, much will be required.” I have been blessed with some skills and talents. Fortunately, I have been able to make a career using those skills and talents and I find it important to give back and be of service to […]

Pro Bono Spotlight: Grabowski Law Firm PLLC

By Samantha Gordon Grabowski Law Firm has an obvious passion for pro bono work. Austin Grabowski graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina then attended Campbell Law School of Law, where he excelled in leadership roles and his pro bono interest took off. When Austin graduated, he held a prestigious position clerking […]

Pro Bono Spotlight: Kate Dieter-Maradei

By Dawn LaRue When asked about her caseload as a mediator specializing in Workers’ Compensation and employment disputes, she replied, “It’s wild! I have a frenetic caseload!” Any mediator worth their salt can enjoy a great work/life balance, filling their calendar with as much work as they choose to accept. What distinguishes Kate from many […]

2023 Pro Bono Award Winners Announced

The 2023 Pro Bono Award winners have been selected and will be recognized during the NCBA Annual Meeting on Friday, June 23 in Wilmington. The recipients are: Greenblatt Outstanding Lawyer Award: Carlene McNulty – NC Justice Center Thorp Pro Bono Service Award: Erik Zimmerman – Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA YLD Pro Bono Award: Troy […]

Appellate Pro Bono Program Spotlight

By Kaitlyn Fudge The Appellate Pro Bono Program is available to pro bono lawyers in North Carolina, in collaboration with the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, and the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center. This program matches pro bono attorneys to pro se litigants in cases before […]