Supreme Court Approves Amended Rule Allowing Out-of-State Lawyers to Provide Pro Bono Assistance Due to Hurricane Florence
Attorneys from other states may now register to provide pro bono assistance to those in North Carolina who were affected by Hurricane Florence. The Supreme Court of North Carolina approved a temporary amendment to the rules of the North Carolina State Bar that will allow attorneys from other states to do so. These services must be provided through a legal aid organization. This temporary amendment will expire on January 16, 2019. Links to the Supreme Court’s order, the temporary amendment, and the form that out-of-state lawyers may use to register are below. The form is also available at NCprobono.org.
“I am pleased that victims of Hurricane Florence will now have an easier time obtaining the legal assistance that they may need to help recover from the effects of the storm,” said Chief Justice Mark Martin.
Sylvia Novinsky, Director, N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center
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