The North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center, Bank of America, Duke Energy,
Brighthouse Financial and McGuireWoods co-hosted a pro bono legal clinic in
June 2021 to benefit low-income LGBTQ+ community members and their
For the clinic, more than 20 volunteers helped eight clients referred by
Charlotte nonprofit Dudley’s Place to
prepare healthcare powers of attorney and living wills, and they are
handling more work on a rolling basis. Volunteers met with their clients
virtually over several days in mid-June and prepared the documents; some
also participated in a June 23 in-person event to execute the documents.
Charlotte innovation counsel and office pro bono co-leader
Carter Arey organized the clinic, and Charlotte tax and employee benefits partner
Andrea Chomakos served as subject matter expert.