The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center (PBRC) is collecting information from North Carolina attorneys about pro bono legal services provided in 2018. Pro bono reporting is an annual voluntary process that allows attorneys to share information about all the activities encouraged by North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1: pro bono legal services; legal services at a substantially reduced fee; activities to improve the law, the legal system, or the legal profession; non-legal community service; and providing financial support to legal service providers.
In an email to North Carolina attorneys announcing the launch of this year’s reporting process, Chief Justice Martin shared: “over the past two years, the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society has more than doubled — last year recognizing nearly 350 North Carolina attorneys who met the aspirational goal enshrined in Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 — that each North Carolina attorney provide at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services annually to those who are unable to pay.”
The PBRC looks forward to even more attorneys being recognized as part of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society this year as they report information about the good work being done in our state.
The deadline for sharing this information about 2018 pro bono activities is March 31, 2019. For more information, or to report pro bono involvement, visit ncprobono.org/report.