Press Release June 28, 2022

Alston & Bird Honored by North Carolina Bar Association with “Law Firm Pro Bono Award”

Alston & Bird has been recognized by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) with its “Law Firm Pro Bono Award” for its immense commitment to pro bono service in North Carolina and the creativity, consistency, and sincerity of the firm’s pro bono program. 
Accepting the award on behalf of the firm is Matt McGuire, partner in charge of the firm’s Raleigh office. The firm has a long tradition of providing pro bono legal services and is supported by its 100-member Pro Bono Committee composed of attorneys, paralegals, and business professionals from all the firm’s offices, including 20 members in North Carolina (Raleigh and Charlotte). 

Over the past year, 79% of the firm’s North Carolina attorneys participated in pro bono work, dedicating a total of 7,106 pro bono hours. Alston & Bird attorneys represented the rights of elderly and terminally ill prisoners who were impacted by COVID-19 and worked in partnership with the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy to protect individuals’ rights to remain in their homes. The firm also collaborated with the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center to assist homeowners with emergency disaster funds, helped launch the North Carolina Small Business Clinic, and held driver’s license restoration clinics. 

The NCBA’s “Law Firm Pro Bono Award” recognizes law firms for their commitment to pro bono service through the contribution of pro bono hours, the percentage of billable hours devoted to pro bono work, and the number and percentage of firm attorneys providing pro bono legal service.
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