The North Carolina Bar Association has declared its annual “Statewide Service Day” to provide pro bono services on Friday, March 6, 2015. It will include statewide “ask an attorney” phone numbers at which North Carolina lawyers will provide legal information for free for one day. The day will be highly promoted as a community service, and will hopefully serve as a stepping stone towards getting more attorneys to become pro bono volunteers. Our very own Janet Ward Black will be participating.
This service, promoted as “Ask an Attorney Day” allows any North Carolinian to call a toll free number between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. that day to receive free legal advice from attorneys from all areas of practice who are set up at several call centers across the state.
The North Carolina Bar Association continues to embrace the “4ALL” campaign initiated under the presidency of Janet Ward Black in 2008, setting a formula through which the NCBA commits to making legal services available to all North Carolinians, focusing on those at or below the poverty level. The slogan is an updated twist on the Pledge of Allegiance, “one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”
For more information, please visit the North Carolina Bar Association’s website.