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32 NCAJ Members Named to 2020 NC Pro Bono Honor Society

Tags: Pro Bono
May 11, 2021   |   Amber Nimocks

Congratulations to the NCAJ members who earned membership in the 2020 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society by completing 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services and reporting their hours to the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center. The 32 attorneys listed below provided at least 50 hours of legal services to clients unable to pay without expectation of a fee, an aspirational threshold set by Rule 6.1 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct. The PBRC recognized a total of 589 North Carolina attorneys with this honor this year. NCAJ is grateful to all members who lend their time and talents in support of pro bono efforts.

2020 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society Members

  • Josiah John Corrigan
  • William B. Bystrynski
  • Sean A. Cole
  • Matthew Ryan Gambale
  • Stephanie Jane Gibbs
  • Gagan Gupta
  • Charles Mark Holt
  • Edmund Spencer Parris
  • Heydt Philbeck
  • Anabel Franceschini Rosa
  • Dionne R. Gonder
  • Leila Alyce Hicks
  • Gary W. Jackson
  • Susan Freya Olive
  • Maria T. Perry
  • Leto Copeley
  • Robert N. Hunter Jr.
  • Phyllis J. Lile-King
  • Manisha Pravinchandra Patel
  • William Robinson Heroy
  • Melissa Jean Hordichuk
  • Alyssa Michelle Levine
  • Kevin Patrick Murphy
  • Sonya Pfeiffer
  • Lawrence Joseph Shaheen Jr.
  • Kathryn Carlton Setzer
  • John Benjamin Reeves
  • Carmen Pope Brown
  • Susan Marie Dodge
  • Leah M. Broker
  • David Gantt
  • Kevin Goodrich Mahoney
About the Author

Amber Nimocks

Marketing & Communications Manager

Amber Nimocks

Marketing & Communications Manager

Amber Nimocks joined the NCAJ team in 2019. Before her time in the world of legal organizations, she spent two decades as a journalist. Her experience includes reporting, editing, radio production, media analysis, digital media strategy and print and video project management. Her byline has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, The News & Observer of Raleigh, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Our State magazine and Edible Piedmont. Nimocks is the former editor of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, and prior to NCAJ, she worked in communications and outreach for the North Carolina Bar Association, where she edited the award-winning North Carolina Lawyer magazine. 

Nimocks serves on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, where she uses her professional experience with nonprofits to help guide UUFR’s efforts to build a strong and welcoming congregation that empowers its members to serve the world.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she holds a bachelor of arts in religious studies and is a proud veteran of The Daily Tar Heel.  

Nimocks lives in downtown Raleigh with her husband, Josh Shaffer, their son Sam, one dog and one cat.