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McGuireWoods Co-Hosts Legal Clinic for LGBTQ+ Members and Supporters

July 8, 2021

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 supporters.

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.