Robinson Bradshaw lawyers have long recognized the unmet legal needs of those who cannot afford legal services. To that end, we actively take on pro bono services to individuals and organizations in the Mecklenburg County area and beyond.
During the summer, our clerks are welcome and encouraged to participate in pro bono activities such as the Freedom School initiative and Urban Ministry outreach. Robinson Bradshaw also participates in the Practical Training of Law Students program (offered by the North Carolina State Bar), through which rising third-year students can actively represent indigent clients under the direction of a licensed attorney. Most, if not all, of our summer clerks choose to take on this representation.
We are very proud of our firm’s activity in this area, and have been recognized frequently for our service. Within the last year, the firm received the North Carolina Bar Association’s Large Firm Pro Bono Award (2010) during which the firm was described by Tripp Greason, Head of the Bar Association’s Public Service Advisory Committee, as “a living, active example that all North Carolina Lawyers will do well to follow into the 21st century…”
For more information on our Pro Bono involvement, please see the Pro Bono
section of our Web site.