CLE, CPE, Pro Bono Opportunity
NCAJ-NC Pro Bono Resource Clinic Drivers’ License Restoration Clinic
NCAJ is partnering with the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center to provide a Driver’s License Restoration Virtual Clinic. Attorneys and paralegals who are interested in volunteering will learn how to help those who have had their drivers’ licenses indefinitely suspended due to an inability to pay traffic fees and court costs. These suspensions often result in dire consequences for drivers and their families.
During the clinic, volunteers will earn 1.0 hour of CLE- or CPE-qualified training and participate in a two-hour workshop. Participants will be trained to read driving records, identify the cause of a client’s license suspension from the DMV record and use the DMV record to create advice letters via template. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 29.
Find more information on the program here.
Thanks to Our Partner | North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center
The North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission launched the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center (PBRC) to assist lawyers in fulfilling their professional responsibility to provide pro bono legal services. Since its launch, the PBRC has cultivated a statewide presence through a series of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and other presentations on the value of pro bono legal service and the nuances of Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1. Coupled with the launch of a website highlighting more than 30 available pro bono projects across the state, the PBRC has made it easy for attorneys to find volunteer opportunities and resources to get involved.
The PBRC has also connected attorneys to trainings and materials to become well-equipped to serve, and has partnered with the Supreme Court of North Carolina to recognize attorneys who report about the good work being done.