Lawyers across the nation can provide pro bono assistance to North Carolinians in the wake of Hurricane Florence thanks to a recent order of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
After Hurricane Harvey several hundred out-of-state lawyers volunteered their services to residents of this state.
ABA President Bob Carlson reminds lawyers that ABA Free Legal Answers, an online portal that remotely connects low-income individuals with pro bono lawyers, has adapted its North Carolina site to accept out-of-state volunteer registrations. This provides a convenient way for U.S.-licensed attorneys to offer pro bono legal advice to Hurricane Florence survivors from wherever they live. After following the instructions on this link, volunteers can log in and provide answers at their convenience.
Texas lawyers interested in pro bono work within their own state can always volunteer at texaslegalanswers.org, Texas’ ABA Free Legal Answers online portal. Sign up here.