Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce it will receive the 2015 Outstanding Firm Pro Bono Service Award from Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte. The Firm will be recognized at the fourth annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony on October 20, 2015.
“It is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to pro bono service by our long-standing partner, Legal Aid of North Carolina,” said Moore & Van Allen Public Service Committee Chairman and Litigation Member Brian Heslin. “Moore & Van Allen recognizes and values our responsibility to ensure the law is not a commodity limited to those who can afford it. We are proud to work alongside Legal Aid of North Carolina to serve the legal needs of low-income individuals in our community.”
“MVA has been an outstanding pro bono partner with Legal Aid of North Carolina through our joint Housing Rights Project. For more than five years, MVA’s attorneys have prevented homelessness and enabled low-income tenants to live in stable, safe and affordable housing,” said Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte Senior Managing Attorney Theodore Fillette. “Their work demonstrates a commitment to justice and dignity for the most vulnerable members of our community. MVA has made a crucial difference in the lives of our clients. The firm is most deserving of this recognition, and we are honored to present it with the award.”
Moore & Van Allen’s Public Service Committee, established in 2001, leads the Firm’s public service and pro bono efforts by identifying, coordinating, and facilitating opportunities for MVA attorneys and staff. In 2014, MVA attorneys and staff collectively donated more than 11,000 pro bono and public service hours. The Firm’s pro bono areas of focus include:
-Pro Se Support
-Wills and Estates
For more information, including a description of the Firm’s pro bono and service programs, please see the Moore & Van Allen 2015 Pro Bono Service Annual Report.
In addition, Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte will recognize Moore & Van Allen Litigation Member John Fagg with the Individual Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award. Fagg will be honored for his service to and leadership of the Housing Rights Project.
Held at the Foundation for the Carolinas, the Pro Bono Awards are hosted by Legal Aid of North Carolina, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, and the Council for Children’s Rights. The event honors local attorneys and advocates who give their time and experience to underserved children, families and individuals in legal crisis.
Contact: Bethany Early