The Mecklenburg County Bar honored McGuireWoods, Bank of America and Duke
Energy with its “Collaborative Pro Bono Project Award” in recognition of
the organizations’ Day of Legal Advocacy clinic in Charlotte.
The third annual clinic — held Oct. 18, 2018, at Supportive Housing
Communities’ McCreesh Place — brought together nearly 100 volunteers from
the three organizations as well as legal aid providers Charlotte Center for
Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina. The nonprofit SHC provides
permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and
Volunteers prepared healthcare powers of attorney and helped with criminal
expunctions and driver's license restorations. The clinic also included a
general referral table where lawyers and staff from the firm, Bank of
America and Duke Energy worked with legal aid providers to provide
on-the-spot legal advice.
McGuireWoods senior counsel and Charlotte office pro bono co-coordinator
Carter Arey joined with Bank of America process design consultant Dawn Sewell and Duke
Energy Deputy General Counsel Greer Mendelow in accepting the award at the
MCB’s Feb. 7 banquet.
“We are proud to partner with our clients, Bank of America and Duke Energy,
and with Charlotte’s legal aid groups on this important pro bono clinic,”
said Arey, a member of the SHC board of directors. “We are grateful for the
opportunity to contribute to Supportive Housing Communities’ good work
through this annual event.”