Who We Are

Charlotte Triage is a partnership between corporate and outside counsel in support of, and working in partnership with, Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. The program fills a desperate need in Charlotte, which is grappling with economic mobility challenges and an especially vulnerable homeless population despite being one of the most prominent hubs of the U.S. financial services industry. Charlotte Triage has brought together dozens of local law firm and corporate legal department leaders to raise awareness of the unmet legal needs in the community and drive intentional pro bono volunteerism in those areas. 

Charlotte Triage launched with a Sept. 5, 2018, CLE training event that attracted more than 300 legal and other professionals. To date, more than 400 volunteers have trained for the program and helped more than 350 clients, with the number growing by the week. Charlotte Triage has six primary areas of focus: housing eviction defense; increasing access to healthcare insurance coverage by providing assistance during open enrollment; criminal record expunctions; assisting victims of human trafficking; driver’s license restorations; and assistance with Social Security matters.

Members of the Charlotte Triage Task Force

  • Mandy Schuller, Legal Department, Wells Fargo
  • Sarah Byrne, Senior Counsel, Moore & Van Allen
  • Stephanie Gryder, Senior Manager of Diversity & Community Initiatives, Moore & Van Allen
  • John Grupp, Vice President, Legal, Americas, Husqvarna Group
  • Tommy Holderness, Legal Aid of North Carolina – Charlotte
  • Alex Castle, Deputy General Counsel, Duke Energy
  • Greer Mendelow, Deputy General Counsel, Duke Energy
  • Ken Schorr, Executive Director, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
  • Todd Stillerman, Associate General Counsel, Bank of America
  • Angie Zimmern, Senior Counsel and Pro Bono Director, McGuireWoods

Our Champions

Each of the Charlotte Triage areas of focus are overseen and coordinated by up to four “Champions” from participating organizations:

Learn More

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

McGuireWoods Launches ‘Charlotte Triage’ To Expand Community Pro Bono Legal Services

McGuireWoods Collaborates With Pro Bono Partners on Charlotte Triage Project

Pro Bono Institute Spotlights Charlotte Triage Project

McGuireWoods Harnesses In-House Talent For Legal Aid

Strengthening Communities Through Pro Bono Partnerships

Legal Nonprofit's New Program an 'Eye-Opening Experience' for Local BofA Attorney

Charlotte Pro-Bono Legal Program Expanding Focus in Second Year

Charlotte's Big Law Helps Needy

McGuireWoods Marks First Anniversary of Collaborative Charlotte Triage Project

2020 Expunction Clinics Kick Off with Help of Triage Partners

Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Partnership

McGuireWoods and Charlotte Triage Partners Earn National Corporate Pro Bono Award

National Honor for Pro Bono Collaboration

Get Involved

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:

Todd Stillerman

Angie Zimmern

Tommy Holderness

Kenneth Schorr

Jane Shenigo


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