Will Fay Recognized by North Carolina Attorney Pro Bono Honor Society
We want to congratulate William Fay for being honored by the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society. We received this letter recently and wanted to pass it along:
Dear 2021 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society Member:
Congratulations on being a part of this year’s class of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society. Your inclusion in the 2021 Honor Society recognizes your substantial and valuable legal contributions to people of limited means in North Carolina by providing fifty or more hours of pro bono legal services in a calendar year, as encouraged by North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1. To memorialize this achievement, please see the enclosed certiﬁcate from the Supreme Court of North Carolina, signed by Chief Justice Paul Newby.
Your commitment to pro bono legal service truly makes a difference in helping ensure access to justice for all in our state. Thank you for your legal volunteerism — we at the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center look forward to supporting and celebrating your continued good work in the future.
Sylvia K. Novinsky
Director, NC Pro Bono Resource Center
North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 encourages North Carolina attorneys to provide at least fifty hours of pro bono legal services each year to those who are unable to pay. Attorneys licensed in North Carolina (or attorneys who provide services under North Carolina Pro Bono Practice Status) who report at least 50 hours of pro bono legal service (i.e. activity under NC RPC 6.1(a)) in a year will be inducted into that year’s cohort of the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society and receive a certificate from the Supreme Court of North Carolina recognizing their valuable contributions to the people of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society celebrates those attorneys who have met their professional responsibility enshrined in Rule 6.1, increasing access to justice for those in need. The Society allows the North Carolina legal profession to celebrate the importance of attorney volunteerism and encourage colleagues and peers to get involved.