Charlotte Triage is a project created by pro bono leaders from Bank of America, McGuireWoods, Duke Energy, Moore & Van Allen, Wells Fargo and Husqvarna.
The pro bono leaders formed a task force that works with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (Advocacy Center) and Legal Aid of NC - Charlotte (LANC) to identify practice areas with the highest pro bono needs and bring intentional leadership and coordinated pro bono manpower to those areas. The current areas identified are:
The task force has found champions in each of these areas to work with the Advocacy Center and LANC to identify how to recruit, train and support additional pro bono volunteers so we can serve more clients and meet more of the community’s critical needs.
Members of the Charlotte Triage Task Force
Each of the Charlotte Triage areas of focus are overseen and coordinated by up to four “Champions” from participating organizations:
September 28, 2022
For the past four years, law firm and corporate legal department leaders and volunteers have come together to address critical legal needs for the most vulnerable members of the Charlotte community. Our hundreds of volunteers have helped tenants avoid eviction and protect their rights to decent and stable housing; empowered survivors of human trafficking by assisting with credit repair and expunctions; helped clients expunge criminal records so they can obtain employment; secured healthcare coverage for clients in need; and restored driver’s licenses for deserving citizens. We are proud of the efforts of the Charlotte legal community, but there is more to do.
Leaders from the business and legal community will provide an in-person opportunity to learn about Charlotte Triage, obtain CLE training in one of our areas of service and network with fellow Charlotte Triage volunteers. Following the training session, we will host a reception to network with other Charlotte Triage volunteers.
Thomas Holderness, Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina
Isaac Sturgill, Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina
Lashieka Hardin, Attorney, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Laureen Kickham, Paralegal-Advocate, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Johanna Parra Diaz, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Navigator Project Manager, Paralegal Advocate
Leah Shipulski, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Navigator Project, Paralegal Advocate
Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor, Aequitas
Emily Mistr, NC Justice Center, Fair Chance Criminal Justice Project, Attorney
Madelyn Smith, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Consumer Protection Program, Paralegal Advocate
Cassidy Estes Rogers, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Family Support and Health Care Program, Deputy Program Manager, Attorney
Learn more about Charlotte Triage and its accomplishments from this PowerPoint presentation from our second anniversary celebration on October 1, 2020.
Press Releases and Articles
NLJ Profiles McGuireWoods for Pro Bono Hot List (November 12, 2021)
McGuireWoods Marks Third Anniversary of Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Project (October 27, 2021)
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Quotes Oostdyk, Zimmern on Charlotte Triage (December 21, 2020)
McGuireWoods Marks Second Anniversary of Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Project (October 13, 2020)
National Honor for Pro Bono Collaboration (July 2, 2020)
2020 Expunction Clinics Kick Off with Help of Triage Partners – Chartlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (January 23, 2020)
McGuireWoods Marks First Anniversary of Collaborative Charlotte Triage Project (September 24, 2019)
Charlotte's Big Law Helps Needy – Business North Carolina Daily Digest (September 5, 2019)
Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Partnership – Moore & Van Allen (September 2019)
Charlotte Pro-Bono Legal Program Expanding Focus in Second Year – Charlotte Business Journal (September 5, 2019)
Legal Nonprofit's New Program an 'Eye-Opening Experience' for Local BofA Attorney – Charlotte Business Journal (August 16, 2019)
Strengthening Communities Through Pro Bono Partnerships – Corporate Counsel Business Journal (July/August 2019)
McGuireWoods Harnesses In-House Talent For Legal Aid (November 26, 2018)
Pro Bono Institute Spotlights Charlotte Triage Project (November 7, 2018)
McGuireWoods Collaborates With Pro Bono Partners on Charlotte Triage Project (October 27, 2018)
McGuireWoods Launches ‘Charlotte Triage’ To Expand Community Pro Bono Legal Services (September 24, 2018)
If you or your company would like to get involved in Charlotte Triage and learn about current opportunities, please contact any of the following leaders:
Joanna Wade Wade