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Retired and on inactive status? Apply for Pro Bono Practice Status. Pro bono practice status allows inactive lawyers to serve their community by providing pro bono legal assistance to indigent clients. Lawyers granted pro bono practice status will not incur membership dues from the North Carolina State Bar and will not be required to complete mandatory continuing legal education (though CLE may be taken if desired). Application form here

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    Law-Related Education Partner

    Law-Related Education Partners are members of the legal, teaching or business community committed to fostering cooperation and interaction between the professions to enhance the educational experience of North Carolina’s school children and citizenry by increasing their civic knowledge and participation.

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  • +Lawyer on the Line

    Lawyer on the Line

    Lawyer on the Line provides a straightforward avenue for attorneys to provide basic legal advice and service to those in need. Lawyer on the Line attorneys volunteer to commit from one to four hours each month to assist Legal Aid-eligible clients by providing brief advice by phone in one or more selected areas of practice. 

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  • +NC LEAP (Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program)

    NC LEAP (Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program)

    NC LEAP volunteers are business, corporate, intellectual property, bankruptcy or transactional attorneys who are looking for a way to give back to their communities and fulfill the aspirational pro bono requirements of Rule 6.1 in a practice area where they have a high degree of expertise and comfort.

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  • +NC LEAP Inventor Assistance Program (Patent Law)

    NC LEAP Inventor Assistance Program (Patent Law)

    Attorneys who volunteer for the NC LEAP Inventor Assistance Program provide pro bono assistance for inventors in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee who lack the financial capacity for adequate patent counsel. The Inventor Assistance Program is a collaborative effort between NC LEAP and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

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  • +Wills for Heroes

    Wills for Heroes

    Wills for Heroes volunteers prepare free estate planning documents for first responders and their spouses or significant others. The YLD Wills for Heroes Committee has organized clinics throughout the state since adopting the program in 2007. Volunteers of all ages and practice areas contribute all or part of a Saturday to assist in this highly successful endeavor.

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