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Pro bono attorneys have become a vital part of the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem (GAL) since the inception of the Pro Bono Project. With offices in every county of the state, the GAL program offers a variety of opportunities for attorneys who want to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
We provide free CLE training for our pro bono attorneys in basic abuse and neglect laws, court processes, and appellate advocacy. Pro bono attorneys also stay updated on current legal events through our GAL publications.
Our needs vary from county to county, and include:
- Filing and defending appeals
- Serving as the guardian ad litem in abuse and neglect cases
Our greatest current and ongoing need is for pro bono attorneys to handle appellate cases. In just the last two years our program has seen an exponential growth with more than 200 appeals currently open. As you can imagine, it is difficult for many of our program's attorneys to maintain their trial court work while continuing to successfully advocate on numerous appeals. Luckily, private sector attorneys can take on an appeal anywhere in the state on behalf of our program and to ensure that a child's best interests continue to be heard.
Do you want to sign up? Questions? View the GAL Pro Bono fact sheet.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-981-4041.