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A recent study evaluated the value of advocacy, which brings direct benefits to the state to stimulate the economy and result in indirect economic impacts. Research shows that civil legal service providers save the state money and incite local economic growth.
Students in North Carolina's Schools of Law take courses in and practice Pro Bono work during their professional lives. The author explains the benefits of Pro Bono work for both lawyers and the state.
Irvine’s article, describing the 2016 North Carolina Legal Services Conference proceedings, included information about the organization being celebrated for its work in North Carolina and the conference’s host, the Equal Justice Alliance. Highlighted among her description of this conference was the collaboration mission of Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Equal Justice Alliance’s member organizations such as Disability Rights North Carolina. It is to help assure that low income individuals in the state may also receive necessary legal services.
Asserting the value of pro bono work for new lawyers were the benefits that such a service provides for lawyers from this service to the community and ways that fledgling attorneys can get involved with pro bono legal representation. Also highlighting the value of this type of legal representation were the lengthy history of pro bono work as part of the state’s law school curriculum and experiences of attorneys who have performed pro bono work.