North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 encourages North Carolina attorneys to engage in a variety of activities to increase access to justice:
- at least 50 hours each year of pro bono legal services to clients who are unable to pay, without fee or expectation of fee;
- legal services provided at a substantially reduced fee;
- activities to improve the law, the legal system, or the legal profession;
- non-legal community service; and
- financial support to legal service providers.
The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center is collecting information on attorney participation in activities covered under North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1, adopted by the North Carolina State Bar in 2010.
These activities include:
- providing pro bono legal services,
- providing legal services at a substantially reduced fee,
- participating in activities to improve the law, the legal system or the legal profession and
- financially supporting legal service providers.
The pro bono reporting form is available from January 1st to March 31st each year, collecting information about activities from the prior year.
To assist in tracking your 2021 pro bono hours, please use this template spreadsheet to keep up with all of the work and contributions you make in 2021.
For more information about 2020 Pro Bono reporting, please visit the NC Pro Bono Resource Center’s reporting page.
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2021