On April 1, 2016, the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission launched the NC Pro Bono Resource Center with the hiring of inaugural director Sylvia Novinsky. The newly-established NC Pro Bono Resource Center is one of only a handful of statewide pro bono resource centers in the country. The goal of the NC Pro Bono Resource Center is to increase pro bono participation statewide.
Rule 6.1 calls on all lawyers to provide legal services to those who are unable to pay. To assist lawyers in fulfilling their professional responsibility to provide pro bono, the center will serve as a clearinghouse of pro bono projects and will partner with legal aid organizations, local bars, law schools, community groups, and others to develop new projects to help address unmet legal needs. To that end, the center welcomes attorneys to learn more by visiting ncprobono.org or emailing Sylvia Novinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.