Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys

Community Involvement

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Community Involvement

  • Partnered with Lawyers Weekly to present the Inaugural Legal Diversity and Inclusion Change Agent of the Year Award.
  • Formed the Hispanic Outreach Task Force as a collaborative effort with Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Bank of America’s legal department to fight abuses by notary publics.
  • Partnered with the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture, a non-profit established to provide access to African-American culture through a broad range of exhibitions, performing arts presentations and innovative educational programs.
  • Adopted The Possibility Project - Charlotte, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the value of diversity and inclusion to children.
  • Served instrumental role in forming the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s Black Professional Network, a group committed to building mutually beneficial alliances with Charlotte-based organizations serving the black community.
  • Provide leadership and legal assistance to the Community Building Initiative, a nonprofit organization established in 1997 by government and civic leaders to promote racial and ethnic inclusion and equity in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.
  • Maintain a firm-wide Devonshire Reading Program that allows employees to volunteer their time by reading to third grade classes at Devonshire Elementary, which is a public school primarily attended by minority children.
  • Serve leadership roles in the Mecklenburg County Bar’s diversity efforts.  Litigation Member George Hanna founded and served as one of the first Co-Chairs of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Special Committee on Diversity.  Member Valecia McDowell also has served as Co-Chair.
  • Earmarked a portion of its contribution to the University of North Carolina School of Law Center for Banking & Finance to support the Director Diversity Initiative, an effort to work with North Carolina-based companies to increase diversity on their boards of directors along gender, racial and ethnic lines.
  • Worked with the Council for Children’s Rights to establish a Charlotte office of the United States Center for Refugees and Immigrant Children.
  • Spearheaded inaugural county-wide Legal Food Fight initiative, which raised $3,705 and more than 400 non-perishable food items in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, April 2012
  • Served as the American Heart Association’s 2011-2012 Greater Charlotte Fit-Friendly Companies signature sponsor
  • Sponsored the Young Professionals in Energy Habitat for Humanity project, February 2012