Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys

Public Service Committee

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Public Service Committee

Founded in 2001, the Moore & Van Allen Public Service Committee is an action oriented group that seeks to identify, coordinate and facilitate public service and pro bono opportunities for our attorneys and staff.  In order to encourage participation internally, the Committee takes strides such as recognizing individual attorneys for their efforts with monthly pro bono awards.

The Public Service Committee supports the firm’s facilitation of and participation in pro bono work in an effort to augment legal services provided to low income individuals. In pursuit of this goal, firm attorneys have the opportunity to fulfill their ethical obligation to provide representation to indigent persons pursuant to Rule 6.1 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.  Furthermore, MVA pro bono opportunities provide skill development in all areas of practice and foster relationships between partners and associates. Moore & Van Allen attorneys donate numerous hours handling traditional pro bono cases in a variety of areas. However, to better focus our pro bono efforts the Public Service Committee has adopted a series of projects to maximize case intake and volunteer engagement.

Collaborative Pro Bono Programs

  • CLT Joules
  • Domestic Violence Project with Safe Alliance
  • Human Trafficking Project
  • Landlord Tenant Project with Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Legal Services to Habitat for Humanity clients
  • Mecklenburg County Pro Se Self-Serve Center
  • Queen City Forward
  • Veteran's Advocacy Project
  • Wills Project with Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

Collaborative Public Service Projects

  • Box Top and Coke Rewards Programs
  • Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
  • Citizen Schools Mock Trial Program
  • Devonshire Backpack Program
  • Devonshire Reading Program
  • Safe Alliance Shelter for Battered Women
  • UrbanPromise Charlotte

Public Service Committee Members