Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day Is Friday, March 5
Article Date: Friday, January 01, 2010
North Carolina lawyers will give freely of their time and talent on Friday, March 5, 2010, as participants in the North Carolina Bar Association’s third annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day. Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal information from seven call centers across the state from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Toll-free numbers will be provided through the auspices of five N.C. TV stations that are sponsoring call centers: WLOS News 13 in Asheville; WBTV News 3 in Charlotte; WFMY News 2 in Greensboro (hosted by The Volunteer Center); WRAL-TV 5 in Raleigh; and a welcomed newcomer to the 4ALL roster, WNCT-TV 9 in Greenville.
A sixth call center will be hosted in Wilmington by the Williams Mullen law firm, and for the first time since this event’s inception in 2007, a Spanish-language call center will be hosted by ACS (Affiliated Computer Services), Inc., in Cary.
Jon Heyl and Kim Sieredzki are serving as co-chairs of the 4ALL Task Force and the Participate Working Group for 2009-10.
The call-center site chares are Sharon Robertson (Asheville); Amy Bokor, Trey Lindley and Danny Merlin (Charlotte); Scott Adams, Parrish Lentz and Stephanie Roberts (Greensboro); Mary Charles Wall (Greensboro); Jason Pfister (Raleigh); Ryan Rhodenhiser (Wilmington); and Milan Pham (Cary).
The statewide service project coincides with the NCBA’s 4ALL campaign to provide civil legal aid to the poor. The event was first held in 2008 during the term of NCBA President Janet Ward Black, and has since taken on a life of its own and hundreds of volunteers gather annually to provide free legal information to thousands of North Carolinians.
In each instance, the volunteers have walked away feeling as if they gained as much if not more from the experience as the people they were assisting.
“Regardless of whether we represent plaintiffs or defendants, persons or corporations, in our everyday practice,” said volunteer Kathleen Quinn DuBois of Winston-Salem, “it was gratifying, humbling, and inspiring to see all of us come together for to use our talents to help and educate within our respective communities.”
For additional information including easy online registration, access the NCBA Web site at www.ncbar.org and look for the 4ALL logo on the lefthand side of the homepage.
And mark your calendars now for Friday, March 5, 2010 (3-5-10). It promises to be yet another great day to be a North Carolina lawyer.