Pro Bono Committee Update (10-20-2020)
Tip of the Month
Are you keeping track of your hours? At the beginning of the 2020 calendar year, we shared the pro bono tracking spreadsheet. If you have not been filling it out as the year progressed, it isn’t to late! Start now and work backwards in your calendar to log your hours in the form provided (download printable pdf or .xlsx spreadsheet). This will make it all the easier to submit your hours next year to the N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center and the GBA Pro Bono Committee for the Herb Falk Society applications.
Upcoming Pro Bono Opportunity
The GBA has partnered with the Greensboro Housing Coalition, UNC-G, Elon Law, Legal Aid of North Carolina, and the City of Greensboro to form the Greensboro COVID-19 Eviction Crisis Mediation Project. Following the expiration of moratoria and income supports, evictions are increasing dramatically. This pro bono project is being organized to offer an alternative way of resolving rent arrears and avoiding the drastic remedy of eviction.
Any interested (active or retired) attorney may serve as a volunteer mediator or a supervising attorney for a law student. Any trained mediator may serve as a volunteer mediator as well. All volunteers will undergo training through video modules designed by the Mediation Project covering landlord tenant law and mediation practice. Training may be eligible for lawyers’ continuing legal education credit.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the Mediation Project, please contact Pro Bono Committee Chair Manisha P. Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org.